Tornadoes normally occur between May and September and can strike anywhere. Tornadoes can appear after a heavy rain or hail in a sky that is green, yellow or black. Stay aware of public issued alerts and warnings when tornadoes are imminent or already detected.
- Close all windows and doors. Secure loose objects outside so they don’t get blown around.
- Disconnect electrical appliances, such as radios, TVs, computers, etc. as they can conduct electricity.
- Get to the basement or main level of your house if it’s a severe storm.
- If you’re in a car, pull over to the side of the road, but stay in the car.
- Find a low-lying area away from trees and hydro poles. Crouch on the balls of your feet with your hands and head on your knees. This is called the 'leap-frog' position.
- Don’t use electrical equipment, any faucets or the phone.
- Don’t go near windows and doors.
- Don’t stand under hydro poles or tall trees, since lightning is attracted to tall objects.
- Don't stay near or touch anything that may conduct electricity such as fishing rods, golf clubs, tractors, water, etc.
- Don't go outside unless it's absolutely necessary. Stay indoors.