Anyone living in the Midwestern United States knows that a green-colored sky and a sudden hush in the air are foreboding signs that Mother Nature could be about to display her violent power in the form of a tornado. These swirling tunnels of wind wreak exceptional levels of havoc as spring shifts to summer during May and June. In fact, according to U.S. Tornadoes, the US experiences 75% of the world’s known tornadoes.
‘Tis the Season for Tornadoes
There are many ways to prepare for tornado season. For example, residents in especially prone states, including Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska, may utilize protected shelters and prepared emergency kits. During and after the tornado, you and your family may face many risks including the following:
- Looters taking advantage of post-storm environments by breaking into homes.
- Injuries to family members caused by falling debris.
- Fires initiated by damaged power lines and electrical systems.
One common side effect of a tornado is a large-scale power outage. This usually leads to the malfunction of home alarm systems, leaving you and your home exceptionally vulnerable during post-tornado circumstances. Recovering from a severe weather event is emotional and overwhelming. Don’t let home security be one of those stress factors.
‘Tis the Season for the Rescu App
Some of the most violent tornadoes in the world occur in the United States, and during peak tornado season, several tornadoes may occur in various states on a single given day. The Rescu App is an easy-to-use tool that adds an extra level of security to help you weather this year’s storm.
With only two taps on the screen of your smart device, you can notify police, fire and medical emergency response teams. The App immediately connects to our dispatch service, referred to as the Central Station, bypassing the 9-1-1 call center queue and sending help as quickly as possible. Underwriters Laboratories assigns the highest level of safety and security standard classification to our Central Station.
In addition to effectively notifying emergency response teams, the App also updates anyone listed in an Emergency Contact list, allowing you to focus on and handle the situation at hand. The tool saves you time and may even save you money, because having Rescu can grant you a 20 percent discount on homeowner insurance policies.
Alarm Relay has been providing exceptional security alarm monitoring services to homeowners since 1972. Our experienced team is ready to answer your questions. Call us today at 800-624-6866.