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A tornado killed one person in Rakvere and destroyed over 100 houses and garages

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How to act upon receiving a warning

  • Follow the information and codes of conduct issued by authorities.
  • Gather together all light items and loose garden furniture from your yard.
  • Park your vehicle on an open area or in a garage.
  • Be prepared for power outages and road closures.
  • Charge your mobile phone and power bank, store drinking water, food and motor fuel.
  • Make sure that you have a flashlight and battery-powered radio and sufficient batteries.
  • Do not leave pets outside without protection to be hit by the storm.
  • Close all doors and windows.

How to act during a storm

  • Stay indoors.
  • Do not drive your car. If driving is unavoidable, make sure that you have plenty of fuel and take along a charged mobile phone.
  • When driving, pick a suitable speed. Be aware that there may be obstacles on the road.
  • Keep away from fallen power lines. Elektrilevi’s breakdown notification number is 1343. Find out who your service provider is and on which number disruptions of services are to be provided.
  • In the event of human injuries and damage that has caused imminent danger, call the emergency number 112.

What to do in a crisis

Every state does whatever it can to prevent or respond to crisis situations. Still, help will not always reach all people quickly enough because some crises can affect a large part of the population and last for days or even weeks.

Until help arrives and services are resumed, your welfare and that of your loved ones will largely depend on your own preparedness.

The web page “” contains tips on how to get prepared for various types of crisis situations and what to do if there actually is one.

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