1. Before
  2. During
  3. After

Before a Tornado

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

  • Be alert to changing weather conditions.
  • Listen to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information.
  • Look for approaching storms.
  • Look for the following danger signs:
    • Dark, often greenish sky
    • Large hail
    • A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
    • Loud roar, similar to a freight train