Princess Anne Office

30386 Mt. Vernon Road

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Tornado Disaster Preparedness

Before a Tornado

  • Prepare an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
    Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television newscasts. Heed instructions given by local emergency management officials.
  • Be alert to changing weather conditions and watch for approaching storms.

Danger Signs Include:

  • Dark, often greenish sky.
  • Large hail.
  • A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating).
  • Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
  • If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

During a Tornado

If You Are Outdoors
  • Seek shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy building.
  • If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter, immediately get into a vehicle and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. Remember to buckle your seat belt.
  • Stay away from bridge/highway overpasses.If strong winds and flying debris occurs while driving, pull over and park, keeping your seat belt on and engine running.
  • Put your head down below the windows, covering your head with your hands and a blanket.

After a Tornado

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe. -
  • Register yourself as safe on the Safe and Well website
  • If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.
  • Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.
  • Check for injuries. If you are trained, provide first aid to persons in need until emergency responders arrive. 
  • For more information visit The American Red Cross for more details.

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