According to National Weather Service documents from 1950 until 2012, Alabama had at least one documented tornado in the month of November or December in 70% of the years. The National Weather Service in Birmingham want to remind you, as do we, that severe weather statistics are not meant to put fear into the citizens of Alabama, but they do emphasize the need to be prepared.
Preparation can and does make the difference between life and death...period.
When the weather is tranquil it's the perfect time to stock-up on preparation.
I myself have a severe weather kit in place and it's also time to spruce it up for the season and I'll need to keep in mind my little one while restocking for the season.
One thing I also catch myself doing when severe weather strikes, even when I'm at home tracking severe weather, I always have my shoes on or handy. Just something that stuck with me over the years. Remember a few things: