Tornado season typically lasts from April until June. However, tornadoes can and do occur throughout the year. That’s why it is important to always be prepared.
The difference between a watch and a warning
The first step of tornado safety is to know the difference between a watch and a warning. These terms often confuse people. A watch always comes before a warning and indicates weather conditions are ideal for the development of a tornado. A warning means a tornado has definitely formed and has been sighted.
What to do when a storm hits
NEVER try to outrun a tornado. Tornadoes can change directions quickly.
Where to go in a building
Where to avoid in a building
Regardless of your location during a tornado, it is crucial that you use your arms to protect your head and neck. Also, monitor the news from your local radio station for emergency information.
Tornadoes often hit in groups, and it is possible that only one of many tornadoes has passed – make sure the storm is completely over before leaving shelter.