During a Tornado Watch

  • Remain inside, away from windows and doors. 
  • Listen to the radio or TV. Keep a battery-operated radio or a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio.
  • Make sure your family disaster supplies kit is readily accessible. 
  • Be alert during a thunderstorm watch. Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes; being prepared will give you more time should the weather turn severe.

 During a Tornado Warning

  • Listen to the radio or TV for weather updates and instructions from local officials. 
  • If you get caught in a tornado, take shelter immediately. 
  • Stay away from windows, corners, doors, and outside walls; be aware of flying debris.
  • Crouch on the floor near an interior wall or under a heavy object, such as a table - bend over and place your arms on the back of your head and neck (which are more easily injured than other parts of your body).