Spring Is in the Air, So Are the Chances of Tornadoes

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Tornadoes can strike in any season but occur most often in the spring and summer months.

Every state has some risk of this hazard. Learn how to prepare ahead of spring with the How to Prepare for a Tornado Guide. It explains how to protect yourself and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly. Tornadoes may develop quickly with little or no warning.

Follow these tips from Ready.gov to prepare:

  1. Sign up for local emergency alerts and warnings. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.
  2. Look for danger signs including: dark, often greenish sky; large hail; a large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating); and, loud roar, similar to a freight train. If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

For more information, watch the When the Storm Comes preparedness video and visit Ready.gov/tornadoes.

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Photo of Deborah McGiffinDeborah McGiffinCounty Extension Director (910) 947-4650 deborah_mcgiffin@ncsu.eduMoore County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 16, 2018
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