Preparing For A Tornado

  • Designate a shelter area in your home. Basements or storm cellars are the safest. Otherwise, use an interior room or hallway on the ground floor.
  • Practice getting to your home shelter area.
  • If you live in a mobile home, find a sturdy building nearby where you can take shelter. Mobile homes offer little protection in a tornado.
  • Contact your local emergency management agency to find out if there are any public safe rooms or shelters nearby.
  • Know the locations of designated shelter areas in places like schools and shopping centers.