SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— With possibilities of severe weather over the next few days, KOLR10 wants to ensure you and your family are safe.
When a tornado watch is issued it doesn’t mean that a tornado is on the ground. It means that due to the atmosphere there is a chance that one could develop.
When a tornado warning is issued that means that a tornado is on the ground and is a threat. You should take cover immediately.
We recommend that you have several ways of getting the information you need in a timely manner, just in case the power goes out or one option is no longer available.
Where to go when there is a tornado warning
- Evacuate mobile homes and head to shelter in a sturdy shelter near by
- Go to the lowest floor in an interior room with no exterior walls if possible
- Make sure the room doesn’t have windows
- Protect your head with blankets or pillows in case debris makes its way into the structure
- Remain aware of the weather by watching KOLR10 news, the KOLR10 weather app, or at https://www.ozarksfirst.com/
Tornado Safe Rooms
- Fremont Elementary School, gymnasium, 2814 N. Fremont
- Jeffries Elementary School, gymnasium, 4051 S. Scenic Ave.
- Kickapoo High School, gymnasium, 3710 S. Jefferson Ave.
- Sherwood Elementary School, gymnasium, 2524 S. Golden Ave.
- Estport K-8 School, gymnasium, 415 S. Golden Ave
To get a complete list of FEMA Safe Shelters in the area click here.
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