June Simson embraces her cat Sammi after she found him standing on the rubble of her destroyed home on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Families returned to a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb Tuesday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people. Nine children were among the dead and entire neighborhoods vanished, with often the foundations being the only thing left of what used to be houses and cars tossed like toys and heaped in big piles. AFP PHOTO/Joshua LOTT (Photo credit should read Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Steps For Keeping Your Cat Safe During A Tornado

If you live in a region that can have tornadoes, you should be prepared whether or not it’s technically tornado season. You never know for sure what can happen.

For example, in December 2015, right after Christmas, numerous tornadoes hit the Dallas, Texas area and left huge amounts of damage in their wake. Even though it wasn’t tornado season, the danger was very real.

That said, tornado season mostly occurs from March to June in the area of the US known as Tornado Alley. It’s especially important to be aware and have a plan that includes your cats and other pets during that time.

Don’t wait until a tornado siren is blaring to decide how you’re going to keep yourself and your pets safe. Put a plan together now! Here are a few things you can do to help keep your kitty protected in case a tornado hits a little too close to home.

Although it’s impossible to know if a tornado will hit near your home, you can definitely be prepared for the unexpected. Remember that if there’s a storm and your cat is indoor/outdoor, wait before you let them back outside. Strong winds can down power lines and make the outdoors dangerous for kitty after a big storm.

What do you do to keep your cat safe in a storm? Do you have an emergency plan? Let us know in the comments below.

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