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Immediately seek shelter
Tune into local news service (TV or radio) and prepare for the possibility of an emergency
Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately for safe shelter
If caught outside or in a vehicle, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head.
Be aware of flying debris from severe weather which causes most fatalities and injuries.
Do not drive through flooded areas!
In Your Home
Retrieve your “Family Emergency Response Kit” (see below).
Seek shelter in the innermost part of your home, such as a hallway. Stay away from windows.
Bring your pets with you (don’t forget additional food and water supplies for them).
Bring a telephone (cell phone) and radio with you.
Continue to monitor your local weather for further instructions and information.
Family Emergency Response Kit
- Items to Consider
Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.
Flashlight, lanterns and extra batteries.
First aid kit and manual.
Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper).
Matches and waterproof container.
Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener.
Photocopies of credit and identification cards.
Cash and coins.
Special needs items, medications, glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries.
Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers.
Tools, pet supplies, and other items to meet your unique family needs.
Three-day supply of non-perishable food.
Three-day supply of water - one gallon of water per person, per day.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
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