Severe Weather Emergency Guide

Tornado warnings are issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). A tornado warning means an actual tornado and/or a very severe thunderstorm has been identified in the area by spotters and/or radar. Outdoor warning will be given through the Emergency Warning System.

What to Do if There’s a Tornado Warning:

  • If in the warning area, seek shelter immediately.
  • Basements, interior hallways on the lower floors, windowless rooms, and small interior rooms on the lower floors offer the best shelter.
  • If in a vehicle, get out and seek shelter in a sturdy building. If a building is not available, a depression such as a ditch or ravine offers some protection.
  • For emergency response call 651-962-5555.

Contact Public Safety

Non-emergency: 651-962-5100
Emergency: 651-962-5555