Tornadoes/Severe Thunderstorms

A tornado/severe thunderstorm WATCH means that tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are possible.

A tornado/severe thunderstorm WARNING means that tornadoes or severe thunderstorms have actually been sighted somewhere within the warning area.

IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED, TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.- If you are INSIDE, go to a lower level or hallway of the building.   Protect yourself from glass and other flying objects by couching low, putting your head down and protecting the back of your head with your arms.

  • If you are OUTSIDE, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area.

  • If you are in a VEHICLE or mobile home, get out immediately and head for safety (as above).

  • Stay in safe place and wait for an “all clear” alert.