Media & Community Education Ideas

  • Publish a special section in your local newspaper with emergency information about tornadoes. Localize the information by printing the phone numbers of local emergency services offices, the American Red Cross chapter, and the nearest hospitals.
  • Periodically inform your community of local public warning systems.
  • Sponsor a "Helping Your Neighbors" program at your local schools to encourage children to think of those persons who require special assistance, such as elderly people, infants, or people with disabilities.
  • Conduct a series on how to protect yourself during a tornado in case you are at home, in a car, at the office, or outside.
  • Interview local officials about what people living in mobile home parks should do if a tornado warning is issued.