With severe thunderstorms in the wee hours this morning and many in my part of the country experiencing tornadoes, it seems like a good time to remind you of how to prepare for this disaster.
Know the difference between a watch and a warning and prepare accordingly.
From the American Red Cross:
Tornado Watch - Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!
Tornado Warning - A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately under ground to a basement, storm cellar or an interior room (closet, hallway or bathroom).
Visit the American Red Cross to get more tips, and tools, and to find shelter should you need it.Everybody stay safe!