- Lowest floor of household
- Interior room, away from windows
- As much between the outside and you
- Mobile homes: evacuate
- Most dangerous place to be during a tornado!
- Find a designated shelter
- Outside? Seek shelter
- Camping, driving, outside: Seek shelter now!
- Last resort: lie flat in ditch. Do not shelter under bridges!
- Go indoors immediately
- Best place: away from windows on lowest floor of building
- Stay tuned for updates
- Receive updates from NOAA weather radio, local media, etc.
- Mobile homes: seek safer spot
- Mobile homes are dangerous to shelter in during severe weather
- Outside: get to sturdy building
- This includes boaters - get inside, lightning kills!
- Move to higher ground
- Be prepared beforehand should evacuations become necessary
- Turn around, don't drown
- Avoid water-covered roadways
- >Do not walk in water
- Six inches of water can sweep a person away; even less for kids
- Be especially cautious at night
- Obey all barricades - they are there for your protection
- Be informed - know the forecast
- Be prepared to make changes; forecasts are subject to change
- Don't travel unless necessary
- If you must travel, have adequate fuel and a winter survival kit
- Prepare before the storm
- Ensure adequacy of food, water, medical supplies, and other essentials
- Check heating fuel - bundle up
- Be careful if you must use an alternative heating source
- Avoid outdoor exposure
- Frostbite can occur in 10 minutes - make sure to bundle up with warm layers
- Check and protect pipes
- Prolonged extreme cold can cause pipes to freeze and explode
- Don't forget about pets
- Bring your pets inside or in warm shelter, clean snow off of paws
- Check neighbors, elderly, etc.
- Share travel plans with others and offer to assist the elderly
- Stay indoors when possible
- Run air-conditioning or fans and keep heat down
- Wear loose, light-fit clothing
- Make sure pets have plenty of shade and water
- Drink lots of water
- Avoid alcohol - lowers tolerance for heat and speeds up dehydration
- Don't leave pets/kids in cars
- Cars will rapidly heat up; cracking windows does not help
- Slow down!
- Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you
- Use low-beam or fog lights
- Do not use high-beam/"brights" - will cause glare
- Ensure you're in the right lane
- Follow the lines on the road with your eyes
- Allow plenty of time
- Leave early and slow down - do not rush to your destination