How do you make a tornado drill?
Use stairs to reach the lowest level of a building; avoid using elevators. Once participants reach the designated safe area they should crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down and covering their heads with their hands. Once everyone has evacuated and taken cover, announce that the drill is over.
What ingredients are needed for a tornado to form?
Tornadoes have two main ingredients: moist energy in the atmosphere and wind shear. Wind shear is the difference between wind at high altitudes and wind near the surface. The more moist energy and the greater the wind shear, the better the chances for tornadoes.
How can kids prepare for tornadoes?
Make sure you know which county or parish you live in. Prepare a disaster supplies kit for your home and car. Include a first aid kit, canned food and a can opener, bottled water, battery-operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing and written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas, and water.
How can you survive a tornado without a basement?
In a house with no basement, a dorm, or an apartment: Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom or closet), under a stairwell, or in an interior hallway with no windows. Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your hands.
What do you do for a severe weather drill?
At Your Workplace or School: Stay away from windows if you are in a severe thunderstorm warning and damaging wind is approaching. Do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums or auditoriums. Outside: Go inside a sturdy building immediately if severe weather is approaching.
What do you put in a grab bag?
What should a grab bag contain?
- an emergency checklist.
- a clear plan (ideally laminated to protect against the elements) of the premises, including: fire escape routes, fire safety measures such as detection and lighting, service isolation points (gas, water, electricity).
What to do before a tornado hits?
Follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials. Go to a safe shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls. Do not go under an overpass or bridge.
Can a tornado form without rain?
Tornadoes often occur when it is not raining.
Tornadoes are associated with a powerful updraft, so rain does not fall in or next to a tornado. Very large hail, however, does fall in the immediate area of the tornado.
What is not needed for a tornado to form?
Usually, the rotating air near the ground doesn’t rotate fast enough, for a tornado to form. If the rotating air near the ground is very cold, it will spread away from the storm along the ground and slow down like a figure skater with extended arms, and a tornado will not form.