How you should prep to stay safe

1. Assemble an emergency preparedness kit.

2. Create a household evacuation plan that includes your pets. 

3. Tune into the local and NOAA radio for storm updates

4.  Right before, you should move to an underground shelter, basement or safe room. If none is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative.


At a Glance

  • 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.


1. Let friends and family know you're safe - Register yourself as safe on the Safe and well website.

2. Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions.

3. Check for injuries. If you are trained, provide first aid to persons in need until emergency responders arrive.