BEFORE THE STORM:

  • Keep a battery-powered radio, flashlight and cell-phone.
  • Select a sheltered area in your home.
  • Know the location of shelters in public places.
  • Inventory your possessions and keep the list in a safe place.


DURING THE STORM IN HOMES...

  • Go to a cellar, storm shelter or basement if a storm warning is issued.
  • Otherwise, take cover in an interior hall, closet or windowless bathroom on the first floor.
  • If nothing else, get under heavy furniture and cover yourself with blankets or go to your bathtub and cover yourself with a mattress.


DURING THE STORM IN MOBILE HOMES...

  • Get out immediately!
  • Take shelter elsewhere in a sturdier home.



DURING THE STORM IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS

  • Go to a designated shelter area.
  • Stay away from storefronts and windows.


DURING THE STORM IN AUTOMOBILES

  • Automobiles offer no protection in large tornadoes. Hiding under highway overpasses can also be a death trap.
  • Check the weather report before travelling so you don't get caught in a stormy situation.


DURING THE STORM IN SCHOOLS

  • Follow your teacher's instructions.
  • Stay away from windows.
  • Avoid gyms or auditoriums.
  • Take shelter in interior halls.


DURING THE STORM IN OPEN COUNTRY...

  • Move away from the storm at right angles.
  • If unable to move, lie flat in the lowest ground possible.