What Should I Do Directly After a Tornado?

If a tornado has left your property damaged, here are the next steps you should take:

  1. Turn off the gas or water in your house to see if there are any leaks.
  2. Patch holes in the roof or windows to prevent further damage.
  3. Dry wet items such as documents or your possessions. 
  4. Make temporary repairs until your insurance company can evaluate your losses and to prevent further damage.

These are the steps you should take after the storm has passed and you are no longer in danger.