Today's Tornado Risk

The NWS SPC is forecasting a tornado outbreak over the Midwest and South. 

The hatched area is where strong tornadoes are forecast to occur. In the red area there is a high risk of tornadoes. 

In the yellow area, there is an enhanced risk. And, the brown area has a significant risk. 

Now is the time to prepare!
  • In areas with basements or if you have a storm shelter or safe room, make sure it is ready to go with bottles of water, no cobwebs, diapers if appropriate. At the time a tornado warning may be issued, remember to wear shoes and take any critical medicines with you. 
  • If you do not have a basement or storm shelter, take shelter in the middle of you home in a small room such as a closet or bath. The idea is to put as many walls between you and the tornado. Getting into the bathtub is a good idea. 
  • If you live in a mobile home, and you do not have ready access to a storm shelter, it is a good idea to go to a friend or relative's home when a tornado watch is issued. 
  • Put the car in the garage or under a carport. Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that may be blown about. 


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