Tornado Safety

Have a plan set so your family knows how to handle a disaster if it strikes!

Here are some tips on what to include:

• Pick a place to go if a tornado is headed your way

• Assemble a Disaster Kit and have it in your Storm Shelter- or readily available to grab in a moments notice!

•Have a battery operated radio or TV accessible to stay alert on warnings

•After a tornado, keep your family together until Emergency help arrives.

•To Purchase our Readily Made Emergency Kits contact us.

 

 

Know the signs of a Tornado:

•Tornadoes are formed from a severe thunderstorm that may include heavy precipitation, hail and either dead calm wind- or fast wind shifts.

•Strong winds and blowing debris accompanied with a loud sound may alert you a tornado is headed your way. Many describe a tornado as sounding like a Freight Train.

•Debris and dust that is spiraling under a cloud base - not all tornados will have a funnel shape!

•A dark cloud base that is close to the horizon, sometimes with lightening flashes and a blue-green hue.

Know the Difference Between a Watch and Warning:

Tornado Watch:
Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!

Tornado Warning:
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately underground to a basement, storm cellar or an interior room (closet, hallway or bathroom).

* Information by American Red Cross