With gusting winds that can reach up to 450 kilometers per hour, there's nothing you or anyone can do to stop a tornado in its tracks. But there are measures you can take to protect yourself, your family and your home from its damaging effects.
Tornadoes can often come quickly, without warning. That's why it's important to prepare ahead of time if there are warnings or you are in an area prone to tornadoes. Follow these guidelines:
Try to remain calm during a tornado. The more you plan ahead, the easier it is to stay focused and stay safe during the storm. If possible, monitor Environment Canada public weather announcements or local television and radio stations for updates and evacuations. Follow these other steps to protect yourself, your family and your home during a tornado:
Once the tornado is over, stay out of damaged structures, whether it's your home, office or another building, until authorities indicate it's safe to go inside. If you are trapped, try to make noise, scream or whistle if you can to get the attention of rescue workers. Follow these other tips to stay safe and minimize injuries or damage:
This information is advisory in nature. No liability is assumed by reason of the information in this document.