How Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee Can Help Oklahoma Tornado VictimsMay 28, 2013
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TORNADO SAFETY TIPS
1. Create a plan and be sure everyone in your family knows the plan.
2. Assemble a disaster supply kit and include the following:
- First Aid Kit
- Weather Radio or Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- Several gallons of water
- Protective clothing
- Special items for infants, elderly or disabled
3. Conduct periodic tornado drills with everyone in the family
When a tornado WATCH issued: Tornado’s are possible.
- Listen to local radio and t.v. stations for updates
- Be alert to changing weather condition
- Look for the following signs: dark/greenish skies, large hail, large and dark low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating), or a loud roar
When a tornado WARNING is issued: A tornado has been spotted or indicated by weather radar.
- They may strike quickly with little or no warning.
- They can appear nearly invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel.
- Wind speeds during a tornado can approach 300 mph.
- Waterspouts are tornado’s that form over water.
- A tornado is only considered a funnel until it touches the ground.
- 3 out of every 4 tornado’s occur in the U.S.
- Tornado’s are most likely to occur between 3pm and 9pm but can happen at any time.