In Alberta, tornado season runs from May through September, with the most activity happening right now, between mid-June to August. Tornadoes can be unpredictable, extremely dangerous, and can cause heavy damage to your home and property. To prepare for a tornado, learn how you and your loved ones should respond when the threat is near.
During a tornado:
- Go to the basement or underground shelter, if available
Or take shelter in a small interior ground floor room, such as a bathroom or closet.
- Make sure windows and doors are closed and secured, and stay away from them.
- Do not try to rescue or shelter livestock unless you feel it is safe to do so.
- If the threat is near and shelter is not available, get out of your car and take cover in a low-lying area, such as a ditch, but beware of flooding.
- Never try to outrun a nearby tornado.
Learn more about how you can prepare for a tornado in different situations by visiting Alberta.ca/Tornadoes.
Additionally, watch this 60 second micro video for a brief lesson on staying safe.