Helpful Disaster Action Tips
The weather is always unpredictable, but it's very helpful to know what to do when you're facing a disaster. Here are some tips on how you should react in extreme circumstances.
|Before the Storm
||Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
|Indoors During a Tornado
||If you are inside a structure, put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
|Vehicles & Mobile Homes
||If in a vehicle or mobile home during a tornado, get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building.
|Outdoors During a Tornado
||Lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands. Be aware of the potential for flooding.
|Indoors During an Earthquake
||Stay inside. Research shows most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location.
|Outdoors During an Earthquake
||Stay there until shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, exits, and alongside exterior walls.
|In Your Car During a Flood
||Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
|Outdoors During a Flood
||Avoid moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. Use a stick to check the ground firmness in front of you.
|Indoors During a Hurricane
||Remain indoors and away from windows and glass doors. Close all interior doors, secure and brace external doors.