Tornadoes

In Case of a Tornado
Tornadoes produce very high winds in funnel-shaped clouds that can lift and move heavy objects such as buildings and cars. They can move extremely fast and do a lot of damage to people and property. If there is a tornado warning, or if you see a tornado coming or hear a tornado siren, follow these steps:
  • If you are outside, try to seek shelter in a house or other building (but not a car or trailer) right away; if there is no shelter nearby, lie flat face down in a ditch or low area and cover your head until the tornado passes.
  • If you are already inside, move to the basement, or to a room or hallway near the center of the building. Stay away from windows and doors, and listen for official updates.
  • If you are in a vehicle, get out and lie flat face down in a ditch or low area and cover your head until the tornado passes - do not stay in your car or try to out-drive a tornado!