Tornado Disaster Preparedness

Before a Tornado

  • Prepare an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. (Click Here)
  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television newscasts. Heed instructions given by local emergency management officials.
  • Be alert to changing weather conditions and watch for approaching storms.

Danger Signs Include:

  • Dark, often greenish, sky
  • Large hail
  • A large, dark, low-lying cloud (especially when rotating)
  • Loud roar, similar to a freight train
  • If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately