Discuss a plan and practice it.[2] Create a list with contact information, insurance information, and in case of emergency out of town contacts.
Store important documents, just in case.[3] Make copies of birth certificates, insurance information, and social security cards to bring with you if you need to evacuate. Set up means of communication.[3] Make sure everyone in the family knows how to get in contact with everyone else. A tornado watch indicates that conditions are right for tornado development and tornadoes are possible in your area. A tornado warning indicates that a tornado has been seen in your area or that radar indicates the presence of a tornado. A tornado emergency means that a tornado warning has been issued and it is heading toward a densely populated area. A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm has been spotted in your area, and you should take appropriate precautions and watch for tornadoes. Inform your children about tornadoes, so they will know some of the signs, and will stay alert.
Never go outside during a tornado to witness or calculate the distance of the tornado from your current location.


Tornadoes usually last for about 20 seconds, but some rare ones have lasted more than an hour. If you are in a car when a tornado hits get out and find a ditch, lie down in the ditch and cover your head. Tornadoes are sometimes obscured by clouds or rain, and there is sometimes no visible funnel cloud. Part of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are rotating, whirling winds that appear in a funnel shape. Make sure everyone in the family knows where to go, what to take, and how to be safe if a tornado hits. Tornadoes usually only develop in the presence of thunderstorms (though the thunderstorm may be some distance away from you), so lightning, rain, and hail (especially if occurring after a tornado watch or warning has been issued) should put you on guard.
Even if you know the signs of a tornado, you can't always rely on your own eyes and ears alone to know if one is coming. If you hear a tornado watch or a severe thunderstorm watch, you should pay special attention to weather conditions. Often, tornadoes drop down vertically and lift straight back up, so you will not always observe them coming toward you.


That actually happens sometimes, but it's still a good idea to seek shelter just in case it does. Listen to local radio stations or watch local TV to stay informed, especially during conditions that are likely to form tornadoes. His favorite article he’s worked on is How to Watch Star Wars on Command Prompt, but the first edit he ever made was a spelling correction on How to Test for Diabetes in Cats. In order to protect yourself and your family from this natural disaster, follow the instructions in this how-to guide. Planning and practicing specifically how and where you take shelter is a matter of survival.



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