When a tornado watch is issued, the National Weather Service urges you to alert your neighbors and be sure your family is ready to take shelter. Listen to your radio. It's a lifeline for storm bulletins and safety information. If you hear a tornado warning, take cover immediately. There may not be a tornado in your future, but don't bet your life on it.

  1. Home Safety
  2. Storm Fury
  3. Car Safety
  4. Safety Drills
  5. Watch/Warning
  6. Storm Season
  7. Outdoor Safety
  8. Mobile Home Safety
  9. Safety Measures

If you're at home when a tornado strikes, the safest place to be is in your basement. Go downstairs and get under the stairway or a sturdy table or workbench. If no underground shelter is available, take cover near the center of your house on the lowest level in a closet or bathroom, or lie flat under a bed or heavy table. Wherever you go, stay away from windows. If you live in a mobile home, go outside and lie in a ditch or ravine with your arms over your head. These basic tornado safety rules could save your life.