Basic Sheltering Rules

We encourage every citizen to Shelter In Place in the event of severe weather. Seek a location within your current location rather than try to get to a remote shelter. Don't forget that we average only 10 minutes from warning to touchdown. Seldom is there enough time to go to any shelter other than the one in your own location.

Don't forget the basic rules for effective sheltering during a tornado or other high-wind event:
  • Inside beats outside
  • Below ground beats above ground
  • Lower floor beats upper floors
  • In all instances, place yourself in an interior room with multiple walls between you and the exterior.
We recommend our citizens employ at least three means of hazardous weather notification & information: