Judson University Christian College

Tornado Safety

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Tornado Watches and Warnings

A Tornado Watch is issued by the National Weather Service when tornados are possible in our area. Remain alert for approaching storms. Listen to local radio and TV stations for further updates.

A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Go to a safe area immediately.

What To Do Before A Tornado

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) recommends each household have a disaster supplies kit on hand:
Flashlight and extra batteries
Portable, battery operated radio
First aid kit
Essential medicines
Cash and credit cards
Sturdy shoes
A three day supply of food and water

What To Do During A Tornado

If inside a building
Stay away from windows.
Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as the gymnasium.
If possible get under a piece of sturdy furniture, such as a heavy table or desk and hold on to it. Put a mattress over you and hold on to it.
Use your arms to protect head and neck.

If outside

If possible, try to get inside a building.
If outside, lie in a ditch or low-lying area.

If in a car

Never try to out-drive a tornado with a vehicle
Get out of the car immediately and try to get inside a building, or low lying area.

What To Do After A Tornado

Find building Captain and/or assistants for help or offer to help.
Help injured or trapped persons.
Keep radio or television on for the latest emergency information.
If you smell gas or see smoke, leave the building and contactCampus Safety.
Stay out of damaged buildings, return only when authorities say it is safe.

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