Presentation on theme: "Tornado Response By: Lindsay Wernli 1.Find shelter in a solid structure building, such as a brick house immediately. 2.If there is no shelter nearby,"— Presentation transcript:
Tornado Response By: Lindsay Wernli
1.Find shelter in a solid structure building, such as a brick house immediately. 2.If there is no shelter nearby, lie flat in a low spot or a ditch with your hands covering your head. 3.Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately. When You Are Outside
What To Do When You Are In A High-Rise Building: 1.Go to a hallway on the lowest floor possible or a small interior room. 2.Use the stairs. Do not use the elevators.
1.Stay away from windows. Get to the lowest floor such as a basement, or to an interior room. 2.The safest rooms with the best protection are closets, bathrooms, and other interior rooms. 3.Get under something sturdy or cover yourself with a mattress..
What To Do When You Are In A Shopping Center, School, Or Hospital. 1.Stay away from windows and large open areas. 2.DO NOT go outside to your car. 3.Go to a pre-designated shelter area immediately.
What To Do If You Are In A Mobile Home Or A Car: 1.Get out of mobile homes or vehicles as soon as possible, they are easily thrown around by strong winds during the tornado. 2.Find shelter in a substantial structure. 3.If there is no shelter nearby, lie flat in a ditch or low spot with your hands covering your head and face.
Help injured or trapped people. DO NOT try to move people who are seriously injured unless they are in immediate danger of another injury. Turn on television or radios to get the latest emergency information. Obey all emergency orders and curfews.
Stay away from any downed or sagging power lines. Do not return home or enter any damaged buildings until authorities say it is safe. Do not tie up the phone lines. Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
Clean up any dangerous spills such as bleaches, medicines or gasoline as soon as possible. Leave immediately if you smell fumes. Document the damage. Take Pictures of both inside and outside of your house and be sure to include your belongings for insurance purposes.
Check on your neighbors especially those who have infants, are elderly, or people with disabilities. Use caution when you drive. Stay away from disaster areas. Do not go looking around.
Everyone should know how to respond during a tornado. It could save your life. Know what to do before, during, and after a tornado.