How at Risk is Mahoning County for Tornadoes?
Thankfully, Mahoning County does not have a rich history of tornadoes. There haven't been more than a handful of tornadoes in the area since the 1950’s, and none have been over an F3 on the Fujita Scale used to rank tornado’s strength. This may be surprising…
I say this because Mahoning County is actually more at risk for a tornado than you’d think!
USA.com has developed an index to determine how at risk a place is for tornadoes, conveniently titled the “Tornado Index Value.” The United States average is 136.45, and the Ohio average is 156.02. Mahoning County comes in with a Tornado Index Value of 174.97, considerably higher than the U.S. average.
With that being said, here are a few ways to stay prepared for a tornado in Mahoning County:
- Identify a safe place in your house, typically your basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of your home
- Listen to local weather warnings
- Avoid bridges and overpasses when driving during a tornado
- For a full Tornado Safety Guide provided by the Red Cross, click here.
If there’s ever a tornado causing damage in our community, you know SERVPRO of East Mahoning County will be here to help! We’re a large loss team, meaning no storm is too big to handle. We’ve handled storm damage all over the country so there’s nothing we can’t handle!
Call SERVPRO of East Mahoning County with all your storm damage concerns at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website to benign getting your storm damage cleaned up. Remember, we’re always here to help!