Massive Tornadoes Destroy Homes and Businesses

Massive Tornadoes Destroy Homes and Businesses

Massive Tornadoes Destroy Homes and Businesses

Prepare for Disaster Relief with VoiceNation Live.

Buford, GA (Official Wire)


April 21, 2011 – After a record harsh winter, the Midwest and South are hit by significant tornado damage. More than 243 reported twisters wreaked havoc, tearing through 14 states, claiming over 40 lives and leaving more than 130 people injured. Disaster Relief Units have been deployed in areas of mass destruction.


In North Carolina, State Director of Emergency Management Doug Hoell described the storm as “the most severe, widespread tornadoes we have seen since the mid-1980s,” according to Raleigh News & Observer.


This weekend’s devastating aftermath included homes ripped apart, collapsed buildings, fallen trees, and families left empty handed. As residents begin to clean up the destruction, many are still fearful of their business status. Tornadoes are most likely to develop during the spring and early summer months, due to the mix of warm and cold air. Tornadoes are also associated with thunderstorms, which mostly occur during the warmer months and can cause outages as well.


A disaster relief plan is very important when preparing for tornado season. There are several precautionary measures that can be taken to help you weather the storm.


Protecting Yourself:

Most importantly, have a designated area to remain safe. If in your home or at your place of business, seek shelter in windowless areas such as a basement, bathroom, or closet. If traveling, avoid open highways and overpasses. Park your vehicle in a low ditch and seek shelter away from your vehicle, such as in a sturdy building or lay flat, face-down on low ground protecting the back of your head with your arms. Have a selected area to reunite with family members or coworkers once the storm passes.


Protecting Your Business from Tornado Destruction:

VoiceNation offers live answering service and voice mail so businesses can be prepared before catastrophe strikes with a plan in place for disaster response. VoiceNation Live has local facilities in over 8,000 cities across the country to assist your business with incoming calls, ensuring you do not miss an important call or sale. With an affordable local or toll free number, VoiceNation Live professionals answer your calls by your company name, take messages, input data and forward calls. The company also offers an emergency hotline to help you communicate with employees and customers. Regardless of your company’s size or industry, VoiceNation Live can provide a professional and quality answering service to fit any business need.


Weather can be unpredictable and disaster can strike when least expected. By making preparations in advanced, your harm risk is greatly reduced. If your business has been compromised, rest assured that VoiceNation will assist you in your time of need. With 24 hour availability, VoiceNation will ensure your company does not fail in a state of emergency.


About VoiceNation:

VoiceNation, America’s leader in virtual PBX and voicemail, was founded in 2002 by CEO Jay Reeder and opened their Next Generation call centers in 2009. The company has grown to serve more than 40,000 customers including FEMA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Dell, AIG and the U.S. Coast Guard. They leverage the very latest in proprietary technology solutions in order to deliver quality call answering services at the lowest cost to their customers. To learn more about VoiceNation and their services, please visit


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