Tornado Preparedness

Know The Difference

 A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible. 

 A tornado WARNING means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. GO TO YOUR SAFE PLACE IMMEDIATELY. 


Right Before a Tornado

Don’t wait until you see the tornado to act! If you do nothing else:

Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.

During a Tornado

 If you are outdoors

  • Seek shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy building.
  • If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter, immediately get into a vehicle and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. Remember to buckle your seat belt.
  • Stay away from bridge/highway overpasses.
  • If strong winds and flying debris occurs while driving, pull over and park, keeping your seat belt on and engine running. Put your head down below the windows, covering your head with your hands and a blanket.

If you are indoors

Move to an underground shelter, basement or safe room. If none is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative. 

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