Severe Thunderstorm/Tornado Safety Basics:

1. Get In:

  • Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.
  • Stay Away from doors and windows.

2. Get Down:

  • Get to the lowest floor possible. Basements are best during tornadic or very high wind situations.

3. Cover Up

4. Remain Calm

More details can be found within this brochure.

Types of Severe Weather:

Tornado: A violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground. The Enhanced Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale is used to categorize tornadoes.

Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm that produces a tornado, damaging winds of 58 mph or higher, and/or quarter (1 inch) size hail or larger.

Flash Flood: a flood which will create an immediate threat to life or property. Safety rules for flash flooding can be found with this brochure.

High Wind: A High Wind Warning is issued for sustained winds of 40 mph or wind gusts of 58 mph

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