TORNADO DRILL PROCEDURES QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see t his pict ure. A Lesson That Can Save Lives TORNADOES Occur with rapid onset and, perhaps, no warning. Decisions must be made fast and actions taken immediately. When weather conditions are such that it is possible for a tornado to occur, the National Weather Bureau and local news media will issue one of the following alerts: Very often, a loud siren will sound and alert the community of a tornado. TYPES OF ALERTS Tornado Watch – weather conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. Tornado Warning – an actual tornado has been sighted. EXIT SAFELY Listen carefully to directions from your teacher Follow your teacher in an orderly line … WALK … do not run … to the designated area. EXIT SAFELY Teachers should turn off lights and shut doors after everyone has exited. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS in the classroom; time is better spent taking shelter. PROTECTIVE POSITION Get on you knees Heads should face interior walls Place your hands over your head Qui ckTi me™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompr essor are needed to see this pictur e. AVOID • LARGE OPEN ROOMS LIKE THE CAFETERIA & GYM • WINDOWS SAFE AREAS Small interior rooms Bathrooms Windowless, interior hallways that are away from exterior DRILL PROCEDURE AT DUNCAN LAKE Listen for an ANNOUNCEMENT stating “This is a Tornado Drill. Repeat this is a Tornado Drill.” If the announcement system is not working, an announcement will be made in each hallway using a bullhorn. DRILL PROCEDURE Listen carefully to your teachers. Walk to your designated area. In the hallways, line up along the lockers away from windows. IF NOT WITH A TEACHER Quickly find a safe area If in the cafeteria, proceed to the hallways next to the auxilary gym If in the gym, proceed to one of the locker rooms DRILL PROCEDURE Line up by “TWOS” FACING the wall. Get in a PROTECTIVE POSITION KNEEL HEADS DOWN PROTECT YOUR NECK BY USING A BOOK OR BY CLASPING YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR NECK REMAIN SILENT and LISTEN for Directions … Teachers will check attendance. “BUILDING ALL CLEAR” Is the signal to return to class Walk back to class quietly, and listen for directions upon returning. AFTER THE DRILL Teachers should fill out a post-it note with student names that are missing (Ab=Absent; M=Missing) Post-it note should be placed the outside of the classroom door. Debrief the drill and teachers email the principal with suggestions and questions from your class. . Thank You for taking our Drills Seriously Practice ensures that we will know what to do if there was ever an emergency!