March 8, 2022
Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tornadoes
As part of Severe Weather Preparedness week, today we're sharing some tips on how to prepare for tornadoes.
- Check the forecast regularly during severe weather season. Kansas' peak tornado season is from April to June. However, they can happen anytime and anywhere.
- Make sure you have multiple ways to be notified of severe weather and stay up to date on weather alerts. Listen to your local news or weather radio. Ensure your K-State Alerts setting is to the correct campus —Manhattan, Salina or Olathe.
- Sign up for your local community's warning system.
- Ensure you have a communications plan and can contact others within your household.
- Locate a safe place to shelter: basement, storm cellar or interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. If you are going to be in an unfamiliar or new area, make sure to locate a place to shelter ahead of time. If you are outside, seek shelter inside a sturdy building immediately. In a vehicle, get to the closest shelter or building. Do not go under an overpass or bridge.
- Remember a tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in your area, so be prepared. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar; take shelter immediately.
For more information, go to Tornadoes | Ready.gov.