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Morris Emergency Management Team

The Morris Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is responsible for managing large events like severe weather, highway closures and high water events.

 

Tornado Watch

Emergency Preparedness in case of a Tornado

If you are home:
If you have a basement, go there and protect your head and face. If you do not have a basement, go to the center part of your house on the lowest level. A closet or bathroom is usually a good place to seek shelter. Always protect your head and chest from flying objects.

If you are in a vehicle:
STOP! Get out of the vehicle and move away from the tornado’s path at right angle and lie in a hollow or ditch and remember to cover your head and chest.

If a tornado strikes:

  • Do not stay in mobile homes – get out and seek shelter elsewhere. View a mobile home as a vehicle.
  • Do not try to outrun the tornado in your vehicle or on foot – you could lose the race and your life.
  • Do not open windows. Do not stay in large open rooms. Do not stay in areas that have a lot of windows.