Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.

United Nations Arms Control Vote

U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: “CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION, DISARMAMENT”

Don’t believe me? UN Security Council resolution is linked below, just go there and scroll down to #11 and read for yourself. Via a 53-46 vote the U.S. Senate has voted AGAINST the U.N. resolution. This is that brief, glorious moment in our recent history
when 2nd amendment advocates get a huge win. In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Moffett Road Ace Hardware

Emergency Supplies Available At Moffett Road Ace Hardware

Emergency Supplies Available At Moffett Road Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware at 7380 Moffett Road in Semmes has practically every item on the 2015 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday sales “covered items” list so you can probably pick up most of your items there. Carter Johnston, the manager, guided me around the store while I looked for items on the emergency preparedness list. Here’s what I found:

Batteries
Flashlights
Tarpaulins
Plastic Sheeting
Drop Cloths
Ground anchor systems
Bungee Cords
Rope
Tie-down kits
Duct Tape
Plywood
Non-electric food storage coolers and water storage containers
Fire Extinguisers
Smoke detectors
Gas & diesel fuel tanks

That’s easily 75% of the items on the list. Ace probably has more but I just did not look. I did take note of the fact that Ace has propane tanks, new and exchanges, and lots of stuff not on the sales tax holiday list but which you probably need anyway – tools, hardware and such.

Ford Lumber Company Moffett Road

Emergency Supplies Available At Ford Lumber

Emergency Supplies Available At Ford Lumber

Ford Lumber Company, located at 6400 Moffett Road, just at the eastern city limits of Semmes Al, has been supplying building materials to our community since 1957. Most of you probably know that Ford Lumber is dedicated to community involvement and most people in our area recognize them as a true community partner – active in local builders’ associations and construction industry trade organizations. It’s true that Ford Lumber has a huge customer base of professional builders and businesses. It’s just as true that that they never forget the average homeowner or the not-so-handy types in our community. If you’ve ever experienced a hurricane preparation frenzy, you know that many of the essentials are the first to go.