In the U.S., a majority of tornadoes touch down in Tornado Alley – a group of states located in the central U.S. – and in Southern Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has documented these devastating storms in every state in America and on every continent in the world, excluding Antarctica. (Even so, Antarctica isn’t immune, either.)
Given the proper atmospheric conditions, a tornado can strike anywhere. Wherever you live, keep your home and family safe by executing the proper preparedness strategies before a severe storm strikes. Use these simple tips to learn how to prepare for tornadoes to keep your people and property protected this season.
Tornado warning signs
Tornadoes can form without much of a warning. Stay alert and pay attention when a tornado watch or warning is issued in your area. If you see any of the following danger signs, take shelter immediately:
- A funnel cloud
- Roaring noises
- Dark skies, potentially tinted green