Identify the safe places at home, work, and school. Locate local shelters and be aware of the tornado risk in your area.

  • Practice tornado drills at home and school.
  • Have a plan for how family members will contact one another during an emergency. Establish an out-of-area contact (such as a relative or family friend) who can coordinate family members' locations and information should you become separated. Make sure children learn the phone numbers and addresses and be sure they know the emergency plans. 
  • Prepare a family disaster supplies kit. Families with children should create a personal pack for each child.