NOAA Tornado Safety Tips

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or local radio or television for tornado warnings and instructions.
  • If you hear that a tornado or a storm threatens, seek shelter immediately.
  • If you are in a building, go to the designated shelter, the building's basement, or an interior room, such as a bathroom, or closet.
  • If you are in an automobile, do not try to out-drive a tornado. Abandon your vehicle and seek shelter in a ditch or depression.
  • If you are in a mobile home, leave it for a more substantial structure. You should plan on heading for the storm shelter at the first sign of severe weather. As we all know from countless news stories, mobile home parks are often the scene of numerous deaths or injuries.
  • Protect your head and body from flying debris.