Category: Tornados

Tornado-Photo by Anita Westervelt/FEMA

How to Prepare for a Tornado

FEMA offers a wide variety of preparedness and recovery resources, and one of their latest publications is a very helpful guide on How to Prepare for a Tornado. This 11-page PDF offers gives a comprehensive view on the What, When, Where and how to prepare BEFORE and what to do DURING a Tornado.   There is…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 15th, 2014 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips, Tornados


PrepareAthon! is April 30th

Did you know April 30, 2014 is a National Day of Action?  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  It’s sponsored by FEMA, and intended for individuals, groups, and communities. Find…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 19th, 2014 in category: Fire, Flood, Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Tornados

Tornado in the late evening sky

The 2.5 Mile Wide Tornado

As a recent online article shares the staggering news that the most recent tornadoes to hit Oklahoma were the largest on record, the latest was over two and a half miles wide. As reports indicate, it would not have looked like a twister in a recognizable form.  Nature always surprises, and reminds us that we…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 6th, 2013 in category: Tornados, Weather