tornadoes, the most violent atmospheric storms,
form anywhere at any time,
you must have a survival plan everywhere you are !
School / Homes
or Buildings / Mobile-Homes / Cars / Outside
Watches and Warnings / Skywarn / NWS Interactive Weather
Where to ?
away from windows. Go to the hall, and get on your knees.
Put your head on the floor facing an interior wall.
Fold your arms over the back of your head. Does your school have a plan ?
Find out ! If they don't, suggest one.
Stay away from windows, go to a storm shelter, basement, or a low-lying area. These are the safest places possible. If not available, go to a bathtub with a mattress over you. or, go to the middle of the house or building. kneel on the floor. Put your head on the ground facing an interior wall. Fold your arms over the back of your head.
you are in a mobile home when a tornado comes, Get in a basement
or storm/shelter. Even when they are tied
down, they are not safe.
If no shelter is available, get out and Lie in a ditch or on the ground.
Don't lie in a drainage ditch or stream bed.
Flash Floods happen a lot with tornadoes.
should not try to out run a tornado !
Instead, get out of the car and lie flat in a ditch .
Many people have died because they didn't do this.
If you're outside
when a tornado comes,
find a ditch to lie in or lie flat on the ground.
Don't get in a drainage ditch or a stream bed.
Flash floods happen a lot with tornadoes.
tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable
for producing a tornado.
A tornado warning is issued when tornado has been spotted.
is a system of volunteers throughout the nation
who watch their local weather and report that they've seen
a tornado to the national weather service.
Enter The Skywarn
INTERACTIVE WEATHER INFO NET
TThe National Weather Service Issues Watches and Warnings.
To find out if there is a watch or warning where you are.
these issues with your family and friends.
And then make safety plans.
It could save your lives.
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