If a tornado struck right now, would you be ready?
Tornadoes often strike with little to no warning. For this reason, knowledge, preparation and practice before a tornado ever strikes are the keys to minimizing injury and damage. Review the checklist below: how prepared are you?
Before a Tornado:
- Have a plan of what you will do and where you will go if a tornado strikes.
- Pick a safe room in your home where household members and pets may gather during a tornado.
- Have an emergency kit with enough food, water, and supplies and a radio.
- Practice periodic tornado drills.
- Know your community's warning system. Communities have different ways of warning residents about tornadoes, with many having sirens intended for outdoor warning purposes.
- Remove diseased and damaged limbs from trees that can cause damage and injury in high winds.
Did you know?
A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.
A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property.