Planning responses to tornadoes and windstorms is difficult. Tornadoes may develop rapidly within thunderstorm cells. The predictability of windstorm activity within thunderstorms is not very accurate. Because of this, a tornado can strike with little or no warning.
If You Observe Stormy Conditions Approaching:
• Turn on a weather band radio or an AM band radio tuned to KTRH 740 to get
timely weather updates from the N.O.A.A. Weather Service.
• Keep an eye on weather conditions outside to determine if high winds are developing
in the immediate vicinity.
If You Observe Storms and High Winds Outside Your Windows
• Immediately move all occupants away from exterior windows.
• Close all doors to outside offices.
• Move to interior core areas of the floor. Restrooms, freight elevator lobbies, and
stairwells offer the best protection from flying debris.
• Once you have moved to the core area of your floor, remain in place. Do not attempt
to evacuate down the stairwells.
• Do not use the elevators. Elevator service could be interrupted.
• If a tornado strikes, wait until you are sure the storm has passed before leaving the
• If a tornado has inflicted damage to your floor, evacuate down the stairwells to the
next lowest, undamaged re-entry floor and notify property management immediately.