What to do before the storm: How to be prepared for a tornado

TULSA - Tornadoes are Mother Nature's most violent storms.

They can produce winds that can reach 300 miles per hour, and they can produce damage paths as wide as a mile and as long as 50 miles.

So how do you prepare for them?

Build an emergency kit.

Make a plan and communicate the plan with your family

Download our Storm Shield Weather Radio app or watch the 2NEWS meteorologists on television and through video live streams on our mobile apps for the latest information. You can also monitor a NOAA Weather Radio. (More information about Storm Shield is below).

Be alert to changing weather conditions.

Look for approaching storms.

Watch for the following danger signs:

Dark, often greenish sky

Large hail

Large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)

Loud roar, similar to a freight train

If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately

Got a smartphone or tablet? Download our Storm Shield Weather Radio app for both Apple and Android products.

Direct link on your computer to download Storm Shield from the Apple iTunes store

Direct link from your phone or tablet to download Storm Shield from the Apple iTunes store - http://bit.ly/kjrhstormshield

Direct link on your computer to download Storm Shield from the Android Google Play store

Direct link from your phone or tablet to download Storm Shield from the Android Google Play store - http://bit.ly/stormshieldandroid

You can sign up and receive free e-mail alerts to your inbox .

 

 

Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency

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