When issued for your area, a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning means that a tornado or thunderstorm has been reported or is indicated by weather radar. Warnings are issued for counties and/or communities and include the tornado's location, direction and speed. If the warning is for your area, you must take shelter immediately.
Learn the location of designated shelters at work, school, and other public buildings you frequent. Designate a tornado shelter in your own home. Be sure all family members know the location and when to seek shelter. Make sure to take a battery powered radio to your shelter location when a warning has been issued.
Severe weather awareness week takes place every April. During that week there will be a state-wide tornado drill usually on Thursday at 1:45PM and 6:45PM.