Tornado Safety

Do you know what to do during a tornado warning?

Get Inside

A tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a developing tornado has been detected by radar or has been reported on the ground by reliable sources. 

Get Low

Get as low to the ground as possible.  If you can, get below ground, in a cellar, basement, or storm shelter.  Never use the crawlspace under your home for shelter--the house can collapse on top of you!  If outside, with no other shelter available, you can go into a ditch, but be aware of possible flooding.

Get Covered

Cover your head using a football or bicycle helmet, pillows, and blankets.  This is important.  Head wounds are a leading cause of tornado-related injuries.

Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Office Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Office: 256-435-0540 | Fax: 256-435-0558

Address: 507 Francis St. W. Jacksonville, AL 36265

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