Omaha Public Radio News
5:51 am
Sat May 29, 2010

It's never too late to prepare for suriving a tornado

Omaha, NE –
Tornadoes can occur any month of the year in Nebraska. That's why FEMA advocates advance planning and quick response.

Maxine Cavanaugh is a Public Information Officer for FEMA. She says if you are inside when a tornado approaches, you should seek shelter in a room on the lowest floor of the house with no windows. If you are in your car and shelter is not available, you should lie in a ditch or low-lying area.

Cavanaugh stresses it's important to have an emergency plan in place before a storm occurs. She says you should, "know where you're going to take shelter, have emergency supplies and know who you are going to call when it's all over so everyone knows you're safe."

For more tornado preparedness tips, the web site is fema.gov.