Severe Weather Preparedness

Be Prepared... It's Up to You

Each year, many people are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes and severe thunderstorms despite advanced warning. Some did not hear the warning, while others heard the warning but did not believe it would happen to them.

  • Develop a plan for you and your family at home, work, school and when outdoors
  • Identify a safe place to take shelter
  • Have frequent drills
  • Know the county in which you live or visit
  • Keep a highway map near by to follow storm movement from weather bulletins
  • Have a NOAA Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone and batter back-up to receive warnings
  • Listen to radio and television for weather information
  • Check weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors
  • Watch for approaching storms


Flood Safety Brochure (PDF)

When Sirens Sound (PDF)

Tornadoes, Thunderstorms & Lightning (PDF)

Lightning Safety (PDF)

Floods, The Awesome Power (PDF)

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Myths (PDF)

FAQ Story County Outdoor Warning Sirens (PDF)