Specific Hazards



Damage to a home from a EF-2 Tornado in Rocky River in 2011


While there have been significant advances in predicting possible tornadoes we will still recommend every household have a NOAA Weather Radio and a plan of action for your family. That plan needs to include your emergency preparedness kit, a communication plan, and knowing your "safe place." The safest place at home is on the lowest level of the structure, away from windows, preferably in a small room (closet or bathroom) in the center of the house. When a tornado watch is issued for your vicinity, it is important that you take note and stay aware of weather conditions. When a tornado warning is issued for your immediate vicinity, you should take cover immediately. It is very important that you act quickly and remember to take your pets with you.