Tornadoes often can and do strike without advanced warning, and can strike any place and at any time. The months of greatest frequency are late March through August. Tornadoes cause destruction through the combined action of their strong rotary winds, the impact of wind blown objects and the partial vacuum effect created within the funnel cloud itself. The major hazards include flying debris (especially glass), lightning, hail and downed power lines.
Tornado Watch: Weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop.
Tornado Warning: A tornado has actually been sighted if you hear the local a radio broadcast, or public address announcement, SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!
Shelter Areas: In the unlikely event of a tornado, seek shelter in the immediate
- Use Interior stairways
- Interior conference rooms
- Avoid areas exposed to glass windows