Tornado Danger Signs
- Severe thunderstorms – frequent lightning, heavy rains and strong winds.
- Hail – bullets of ice from a dark cloudy sky.
- Roaring noise – like ten jet planes or a hundred railroad trains.
- Funnel – a dark, spinning “rope” or column from the sky to the ground.
Listen to radio and television broadcasts to determine the situation.
A TORNADO WATCH means conditions are right for a tornado to develop.
A TORNADO WARNING means a tornado has been sighted.
During a Tornado
- Stay out of cars, mobile homes and trailers. If in a vehicle, get out and take cover by laying flat in the nearest ditch, ravine or depression.
- If walking outside, find the nearest ditch and lie flat in it.
- In the home, move to a basement or lowest level. Try to locate yourself in a windowless room. If possible get under a heavy table or workbench.
- In the workplace, go to interior hallways in the lowest floor of a building or seek a sheltered area.
- In schools, follow instructions of school authorities. Move to interior walls, away from wide spanning roofs.
- A good investment in tornado preparedness is a Weather Radio that broadcasts only severe weather information as it is released by the National Weather Service. Severe weather radios are available in most radio stores.