Basic tornado safety precautions:
- Move inside a secure building into the lowest level and most interior room.
- This room ideally should not have windows.
- Once in the safe room, crouch low to the floor, facing down. Protect your head with your hands or anything else available (like a book or helmet).
Before the threat of severe weather arrives, you can prepare a severe weather safety kit. This kit should include:
- First aid supplies & your personal medications
- Battery-powered radio (ideally a NOAA Weather Radio), flashlight, and extra batteries for these items. Cell phone.
- Canned food and manual can opener, and other non-perishable food items and snacks (enough for each person for three days)
- Bottled water (enough for each person for three days)
- Sturdy shoes, extra clothes, work gloves (to protect yourself from broken glass or other sharp debris)
- Utility instructions on how to turn off everything (like the water, gas, electric)
- Phone numbers and addresses of important contacts
- Important documents (like birth certificates, insurance information, etc)
If you have any questions about tornadoes or severe weather safety, we encourage you to contact your CBS 6 Storm Team at email@example.com. We'll be happy to help you prepare for this drill and for the real deal. --Meteorologist Carrie Rose--