Tornado Warning

A tornado watch is issued by the National Weather Service when tornadoes are possible in the area. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted, or indicated by weather radar, in the area.

Monitor local TV stations, NU Alert, and weather websites for severe weather updates. If a tornado warning is issued, find shelter immediately on the lowest level of your building or an interior space away from windows. Do not pull the fire alarm to alert others of a tornado warning. Stay away from windows and exterior doors. Move to an interior hallway for shelter if you’re unable to find shelter in an interior room or basement. Wait for an “all clear” notification prior to returning to your work area, classroom, or living area.

If you’re outdoors during a tornado, lie in a ditch or a low-lying area, or crouch near a building if shelter is not available or if you don’t have time to get indoors.