Impending Severe Weather

With the impending weather we wanted to share some tornado safety tips to help you prepare. Be sure to create your plan NOW and make sure your everyone in your family knows how to respond.

Safety Tips

• Prepare for tornadoes by gathering emergency supplies including food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gasoline.

• When a tornado approaches, anyone in its path should take shelter indoors—preferably in a basement or an interior first-floor room or hallway.

• Avoid windows and seek additional protection by getting underneath large, solid pieces of furniture.

• Avoid automobiles and mobile homes, which provide almost no protection from tornadoes.

• Those caught outside should lie flat in a depression or on other low ground and wait for the storm to pass.

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Additional Resources:

The Salvation Army - Emergency Disaster Services: Including links to Disaster News and Resources 

Ready NC: NC Citizen Corps/NC Dept. of Public Safety/NC Emergency Management (NCEM), including real-time weather and road conditions, shelter openings and winter safety tips. Download the free ReadyNC mobile app.