During a Madison Tornado
During a Tornado
Tornadoes are terrifying and often deadly. A Madison storm can strike suddenly with little or no warning. Weather conditions such as heavy rain, or even darkness, can make it difficult to know if a funnel is on the ground. Your family should be aware of the following conditions that may indicate a tornado is imminent.
• A sky that is dark or has a green hue
• Large hail
• Dark clouds that are lowering or have signs of rotation
• Roaring wind sounding similar to a freight train
• Bright flashes of light from power lines being knocked down
If you see a funnel or notice weather conditions indicating an approaching Madison storm, you should immediately take cover. While no place is completely safe during a tornado, you should keep the following tips in mind when looking for shelter:
• Stay away from windows.
• Look for an interior basement.
• If you don’t have a basement, go to an interior room on the lowest level of your home.
• Try to cover your head with something soft such as a pillow or blanket.
• If you are in a multi-level home, make sure there is nothing heavy directly above you.
• Seek shelter in a nearby permanent structure or designated tornado shelter if you live in a mobile home.
If you are in a large public building or wide-span building such as a mall, you should keep the following in mind:
• Don’t use elevators since you may become stuck if the power fails.
• Get to the basement or lowest level.
• Get under or up against something study to protect yourself from falling debris.
Do not try to outrun a Madison storm if you are outside or in your car. If you are unable to get to shelter, you should do the following:
• Do not stay in your car since it can be picked up by the tornado.
• Avoid large trees
• Look for a low-lying area such as a deep ditch or culvert.
• Protect your head as much as possible.
The key to surviving a tornado is being prepared. An inexpensive NOAA weather radio is one of the best ways to protect your family during severe weather. These radios automatically sound an alert whenever a watch or warning is issued for your area. You should also create a tornado action plan for your family so everyone will know what to do should a Madison storm strike.
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