Keeping Your Important Stuff Safe During a Tornado

Tornadoes destroy things. Tornadoes destroy lives, property, and valuables. Naturally in life, there are some things that are much more important to us than others and we need to make sure that these things are suitably protected. I’m not talking about our children and loved ones — that’ll be covered on plenty of the other pages — but I’m talking about important items that you might have in your home.

How to Protect Important Items from a Tornado

There is a perfectly simple and effective way to protect your papers, bits and bobs from the tornado: store them in a waterproof container or re-sealable plastic bag. What should be included?

  • Photocopy or list of important numbers
  • Address book and family contact details
  • Local telephone directory (make sure it’s current!)
  • Contact details for insurance agents (your gonna need ’em)
  • Insurance policies
  • Inventory of your possessions (make a list, or better yet take insurance photographs before the tornado hits)
  • Check Books
  • Birth Certificates
  • Credit Card Details
  • Bank Account Details
  • Mortgage Details
  • Deeds to Property
  • Passports
  • Emergency Cash (because ATMs might be out-of-order for a while)
  • Special Photographs (they really are irreplaceable)

So, the next time you’ve got a spare hour or so, sort out all of the above and pop them safely into a waterproof container or plastic bag. You’ll be so glad you did in case of a tornado emergency.

Consider purchasing the following items to help keep your stuff safe during a tornado:

Safety Item

Eton FRX3+ Emergency NOAA Weather Radio


This emergency radio is designed to be used during disasters and emergencies. It has several features, including a rechargeable battery, a solar panel, and a hand turbine power generator.

Home Safety

SentrySafe Fireproof and Waterproof Safe Box


The SentrySafe safe features a flush-mounted design that is both waterproof and fire-resistant, ensuring long-lasting use and protection for your valuable items. It also comes equipped with a privacy key lock

Home Safety

Weather Stripping Door Seal (33 Feet)


This product is an extra-long window insulation tape that comes in two widths: 1 inch and 1.4 inches, with a total length of 33 feet, which is enough to seal gaps around your doors and windows. It is made from high-grade silicone, which is flexible, durable, and easily cut as needed.


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