Prep Bathrooms For Dangerous Storms

When dangerous weather strikes, be prepared in advance by having a couple of very easy things in place beforehand. First, be sure to keep a couple of cloth shopping bags tucked away under your sink or in a cabinet to quickly put away all bathroom items that could fly around and cause injury. You can fill these quickly and remove the bags from the bathroom during the storm.


Also, keep strong tape in your bathroom to tape towels over glass mirrors or shower doors. Flying glass can cause severe injuries and a little pre-planning can keep you out of harm's way!

By Carol from Lebanon, TN

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March 10, 20120 found this helpful

This is such a good disaster preparedness tip!

The bathroom is usually the safest room in the house even if it has a window because building codes require stronger walls and floors in that room (due to the plumbing and associated failure risks from wet and damp), Making a place in even the smallest bathroom for emergency supplies is a very good idea.


Every home in an area prone to severe weather should have a designated safe room-bathroom, interior hallway or closet, and some supplies stocked in before the emergency hits would really help.

I was caught in Hurricane Ivan-18 hours in a bathtub with the elderly dog and our 'evac-paks', two backpacks loaded with the essentials listed on FEMA, American Red Cross, and other disaster preparedness sites. But I had to haul the evac-paks in there with us as we took shelter because I'd put the bags in the car-I should have had basics stocked into the linen cabinet.

I'd waited too long to evacuate, and the winds became too dangerous to leave my house-the next day when it was safe to leave the bathroom, trees and debris were everywhere along my evac route. I'm glad I had the bathroom to shelter in, but I sure wish I'd thought to stock that cabinet with a few things so I didn't have to go back to the car for those emergency bags!


The things I found most helpful whilst cowering in the tub were the flashlights, the radio, the mobile phone, the water bottles, and the energy bars. I used towels to pad the tub and cover myself and the dog at the one point the roof sounded as though it was coming off.


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March 10, 20120 found this helpful

This is good advice that I haven't though off. Going to prepare my bathroom with some of the things mentioned in case of a tornado.


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