The phrase, “Shelter in Place” translates to staying inside. Although staying in place is a broad command, having a plan in place is a convenient way for you and your family to be safe during severe weather situations.


If a tornado warning is issued, everyone needs to be aware of what to do and where to go.  A great place to start is to list all the places in your home where you can seek shelter. A cellar, storm shelter, safe room or basement are all considered safe places to stay during a storm. Other available options are bathrooms, closets, hallways or any room that is located at the lower level of your home. The designated area should be away from windows.

Once you have confirmed your designated location, make sure you have an emergency supply kit stored in that area. Remember to stay away from windows and get under a sturdy piece of furniture and use a blanket to protect your neck and head. For more resources and tools on emergency preparedness, visit:

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