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Tornado Safety

If you ever see a big black cloud with a funnel-like extension beneath it, watch out! It could be a Tornado! Here is a list of what to do if you ever in a Tornado!

When you hear the Tornado Watch, keep your eye on the sky for signs of a possible Tornado and watch KLTV for up to date information. When you hear the
Tornado Warning, act to protect yourself!

What To Do If...



You Are In Your House


  • Get away from windows- they may shatter and glass may fly.
  • Go to the basement- if there is no basement, go to an inside closet, bathroom, or hallway on the lowest level of the house.
  • Get under a mattress- protect your head




You Are In School


  • Go to an inside hall on the lowest floor.
  • Crouch near the wall. Bend over with your hands on the back of your head.
  • Keep away from glass and sty out of big rooms like the gym, cafeteria or auditorium.
  • Keep a batter powered radio on.
  • Listen for news about the tornado. Stay indoors and stay away from windows and doors.


You Are Caught


  • Get out of a car and go into a house or building.
  • Do not try to outrun a tornado in a car. Tornadoes can pick up a car and throw it through the air.
  • If you're caught outside, lie in a ditch or crouch near a strong building.
  • Always cover our head with your hands.

You Are In A Mobile Home

  • GET OUT!
  • Even if it is tied down - a mobile home can be shattered by a Tornado.
  • The entire mobile home can be picked up and dropped.
  • Go to a safer place.
  • Some mobile homes areas have storm shelters - go there!
  • If not - Go to a ditch and lie down and cover your head with your hands.

Remember when a Tornado is coming, you only have a short amount of time to make life-or-death decisions! Advance planning and quick responses are the keys to surviving a Tornado!

Here is a list of supplies you should have for a disaster kit.

  •  Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Emergency food and water
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Sturdy shoes
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