Tornadoes

Before

  • Regularly stay informed by following the news.
  • Identify 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.
  • Find a local emergency shelter and know the best routes to get there if you need to.

During

  • Seek shelter in a basement, or sturdy building.
  • Stay away from windows and do not go to large open rooms such cafeterias, gymnasiums, or auditoriums.
  • Stay away from bridges/highway overpasses.
  • Do not go outside until the warning has passed.

After

  • Continue to listen to local news for updated information and instructions.
  • If you evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
  • Let friends and family know you are safe.
  • Contact local authorities if you see power lines down. Stay out of damaged buildings.
  • If you come across people that are injured and you are properly trained, provide first aid to victims if needed until emergency responders arrive.