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Safety Tips - Tornados

What YOU Can Do...

Before the storm:

  • Develop a plan for your and your family for home, work, school, and when outdoors.

  • Have frequent drills.

  • Know the county/parish in which you live, and keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins.

  • Have a NOAA Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up to receive warnings.

  • Listen to radio and television for information.

  • If planning a trip outdoors, listen to the latest forecasts and take necessary action if threatening weather is possible.


If a warning is issued of if threatening weather approaches:

  • In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement.

  • If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture.

  • Stay away from windows.

  • Get out of automobiles.

  • Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately.

  • If caught outside or in a vehicle, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression.

  • Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes and should be abandoned.

  • Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that advance warning is not possible.  Remain alert for signs of an approaching tornado.  Flying debris from tornadoes cause most deaths and injuries.


What to Listen for...

Tornado Watch:

Issued when conditions are present for a tornado.  Gather emergency supplies and stay tuned to a radio or TV for further information.  


Tornado Warning:

Issued when a tornado is imminent or in progress.  TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.

 

Visit the Colorado Division of Emergency Management website for additional safety tips.

 

 

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