It’s too bad that you can’t click your heels together three times like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” to avoid a tornado, but there are things you can do to prepare for one! It’s important to be ready for tornado season, which runs from April through June. You need to have a plan for what to do before, during and after a tornado to stay safe, and the best time to prepare is when there is less threat of severe weather.
Make a planHave a safety plan ready that includes where to go, what to do and who to contact in the event of an emergency.
Understand tornado watches versus warnings
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes.
Under a tornado watch
A tornado warning means that a tornado is forming or is already occurring according to weather radars and/or trained tornado spotters.
If a tornado warning is in effect
Keep safety in mind after a tornado
There is a lot to remember, so we’ve created an infographic to print and keep handy. You can also visit the following websites for more information:
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