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Tornadoes: Further Reading

American Red Cross:

  • Are You Ready for a Tornado? In English as pdf and text. In Spanish as pdf and text.
  • Thunderstorms Tornadoes Lightning, Nature's Most Violent Storms as PDF or text. a 16-page in-depth brochure that gives information on thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning, the science behind these phenomena, and how to stay safe.
  • Safe Living in Your Manufactured Home (ARC 4465) gives fire, flood, and tornado safety information for people who live in manufactured homes. Available from your local Red Cross chapter. Click here for a directory of Red Cross chapters.
  • Keeping Ahead of the Storm, an 8-minute video developed by The Weather Channel and the American Red Cross for Project Safeside. Gives preparedness tips for tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, heat waves, and lightning. Local Red Cross chapters can order as stock number A5050 for a nominal fee. Click here for a directory of Red Cross chapters.

National Weather Service:


Tornado Project Online:

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH):

  • Tornado Overview with many links and videos on Strengthening Your Home, Safeguarding Your Family, and What to do After the Tornadoes.

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