Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are extremely dangerous weather phenomena.
If you are not a trained spotter, please seek shelter immediately when you hear warnings or notice threatening weather approaching you. Do not use your car or other vehicle as shelter. Do not seek shelter from high winds or tornado under a bridge or overpass.
NOAA's Severe Weather Awareness resources
Protect Your Home: Tornado Preparedness
WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!
Lightning typically kills as many people each year as tornadoes.
Lightning can strike up to 10 to 15 miles away from a thunderstorm, without any warning.
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard.
Heat: A Major Killer
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of
fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined.