Prepare for tornadoes in advance
1. Have a plan- Create a family plan of where to go and what to do if a tornado watch or warning is issued.
-Know how to communicate with family members if the primary means of communication fails
2. Stay informed- Know the difference between a tornado watch and warning.
-During severe weather season, know the weather outlook for each day.
-Check the National Weather service or a weather application daily.
-Pay attention throughout the day if things look potentially severe.
3. Have a kit- Have 72 hours worth of clean drinking water and nonperishable food for all family members
-Pack all important documents (birth certificates, Social Security Cards, insurance information, car titles, etc.)
-Leave the kit in a storm shelter or the safest room in the house
Source: Frank Barnes, Oklahoma City Emergency manager