Federal Emergency Management Agency

Respond to Tornado Injuries with First Aid Training

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After a tornado strikes, injuries may result from the direct impact of the storm or afterwards when people walk among debris and enter damaged buildings. A study of injuries after a tornado showed 50 percent of the tornado-related injuries were suffered during rescue attempts, inspection of damage and cleanup. Protecting yourself, family and community members requires promptly treating any injuries suffered during the storm and using extreme care to avoid further risks.

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26.67KFebruary 22, 2013
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