Use the guidelines below to develop a personal tornado safety plan for you and your family. Remember you need to have a plan for wherever you may be when a tornado strikes — at home, at school, at work, on the road or in a public building.
Developing a tornado safety kit
These items would be extremely useful to have in your storm shelter, or to take with you to your storm shelter, when severe weather strikes.
• Disaster supply kit: You should store your emergency supplies as close to your shelter as possible.
• Battery-operated weather radio: You will want to be able to monitor the latest information directly from the National Weather Service.
• A map to track storms: You will need to be able to track the progress of the storm. Because warning texts include county names, a county outline map of your area is a great thing to keep handy. You might also keep a state highway map, which includes most of the cities and towns referred to in National Weather Service warnings and statements.