Tornado Preparedness Checklist

The Tornado Preparedness Checklist is a comprehensive list of steps to help keep you and your family safe in the event of a tornado. It includes items such as having a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, securing loose objects around the house, and preparing an emergency shelter. Additionally, it covers topics like identifying safe rooms in your home, maintaining an emergency communication plan, and creating a checklist for the items you need to bring with you in the event of a tornado. The checklist is designed to help you and your family be as prepared as possible should a tornado occur.

  • Monitor your local weather reports and warnings.
  • Have an emergency plan in place and practice it with your family.
  • Secure your home. Secure windows, doors, and other openings with plywood, tape, or other materials.
  • Have an emergency kit ready with non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, a radio, and other supplies.
  • Know where to seek shelter in your home: an interior room on the lowest floor, or in a basement or storm cellar. Avoid windows and exterior walls.
  • Have an evacuation plan in place if needed.
  • Have a plan for your pets.
  • Stay informed and follow the direction of local emergency management.

Checklist Category

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I have in my emergency kit?

    An emergency kit should include a flashlight, batteries, a first aid kit, a whistle, a dust mask, a battery-powered radio, non-perishable food items, water, and any important documents.

  • What are the signs of a tornado?

    Signs of a tornado include a dark, greenish sky, large hail, strong winds, a low-lying cloud, and a loud roar.

  • What should I do when a tornado is approaching?

    When a tornado is approaching, you should go to an interior room on the lowest level of your home. Stay away from windows and cover yourself with a blanket, mattress, or other padding.