Helmets for Tornado Safety
Since a horrific outbreak of tornadoes killed more than 250 people last year in Alabama, safety advocates have been on a crusade.
At a recent minor league baseball game in Birmingham, advocates handed out dozens of free bicycle helmets. But they weren’t for play. They’re to be used during tornadoes. Experts say several adults and children who wore helmets during last year’s storms were saved because of them.
Event organizer Renee Crook says when people choose to live in weather-prone areas, they need to be ready. “Preparedness is what we’re preaching. Preparedness. It’s all about being prepared. Our motto or our slogan is, ‘Don’t be scared. Be prepared. Make a helmet part of your safety plan.’ “
Just don’t tell Mikael Colville-Andersen.