Next week is the annual observance of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. KSStorm.Info and our partners at HutchPost.com will feature daily content concerning severe weather risks and preparedness. In advance, we are working with our partners at the National Weather Service (KSStorm Media is a WeatherReady™ Nation Ambassador for the NWS) to focus specifically on Helping Others.
Helping Others: Tornadoes
Some people are especially vulnerable to weather hazards.
When a Tornado Warning is issued, the standard safety action is to immediately take shelter in a safe place. However, people with a lower-level of mobility, such as the elderly or disabled, may need to take action beforehand, such as when a Tornado Watch is issued.
Help them and others in your community prepare by helping them identify a safe space, practicing (and timing) tornado drills with them, and showing them how to receive Tornado Watches and Warnings. weather.gov/safety/tornado