Tornado Preparedness During COVID-19

The risk of severe weather has increased as we are headlong into spring. Please don’t let COVID-19 prevent you from seeking shelter from a tornado. Have a plan in place to ensure you are safe.

If a public tornado shelter is your best available refuge from severe weather, take steps to ensure you follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing and disease prevention.

Have a plan
Know and understand the signs of a tornado: These visual indications will include rotating, funnel-shaped cloud; an approaching cloud of debris; or a loud roar—similar to a freight train.

Ensure others know where you plan to take shelter to ensure you can be rescued quickly.

Stay calm. Keep your cellphone charged. If possible have a secondary charging battery pack ready for such emergencies. Sign up for your community’s warning system.
Have a “go bag” packed and ready to help aid in your survival of sever weather.
1- Batteries
2- Flashlights
3- Battery-operated radio
4- Bottled Water
5- Extra face masks
6- Hand sanitizer
7- First Aid Kit
8- Prescription medicines

If your community has sirens, then become familiar with the warning tone.

Pay attention to weather reports.

Make sure you know of a safe place to take shelter, in the event of high winds the best protection is a small, interior, windowless room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.

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