Tornado Plan

The majority of tornadoes occur between April and June of each year. The National Weather
Bureau keeps a very careful watch for threatening weather and informs the public of severe
weather using two alert conditions.

Tornado Watch: Indicates conditions are ideal for the formation of tornadoes.
Tornado Warning: If a tornado has been sighted or detected by radar, the watch is upgraded
to a warning.

Upon receipt of a tornado warning, the Civil Defense Sirens are sounded.

  1. Take shelter immediately in a safe room, or on the lowest level of the building. You’re safer in a low, flat location near the elevators.
  2. If members know someone who lives on the lower level and they are home/agreeable, shelter could be taken there.
  3. If you are unable to leave your condo, stay in the center of a room, preferably a bathroom or master closet, avoiding windows, doors and outside walls, if possible.
  4. Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down, and cover your head with your hands.
  5. Rooms constructed with reinforced concrete, brick or block with no windows and heavy concrete floor or roof system overhead are favorable.
  6. Monitor radio and television stations for more information.
This information has been prepared with care and in good faith, and these suggestions are provided as guidance for our members. Emergency situations are unpredictable and nothing is guaranteed. Using common sense is the best way to avoid danger.