The most important aspect of tornado safety is to plan ahead. Practice your severe weather plan at home, the office and at school before a storm hits so that if and when severe weather strikes, you are ready to take action.
A tornado watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms and for the formation of funnel clouds and tornadoes. Be alert for sudden weather changes, monitor weather reports and be prepared to take cover.
A tornado warning means that a funnel cloud or tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. Seek shelter immediately. A warning will prompt the severe weather sirens to sound.
If a tornado warning is issued for your area, here are some tips to keep you as safe as possible.
When it comes to tornado safety, preparation is key. Always stay up to date on the latest forecast with the 13abc Storm Team, Live Doppler 13000, 13abc.com, our 13-3 channel, Facebook, Twitter, and our app for the iPhone and Android devices. Knowledge is power.