Tornado Myths, Facts, and Safety – When a Watch is Issued

When A Tornado Watch is Issued

A watch is issued when atmospheric conditions are favorable for the formation of tornado producing thunderstorms. You should prepare to execute your emergency plan.
• Check that your emergency kit is in place and check the battery operated devices within
• Check to be sure that your shelter and the path to the shelter are accessible
• Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local media outlets for the latest information
• Continue about your normal business

This is an excerpt from Tornado Myths, Facts, and Safety. For more information, please visit www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

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