Editor's Note, updated on May 26, 2011: an update to this blog post has been posted.
Through our regional offices, we're closely monitoring the severe weather and tornado watches and warnings as they continue. We are ready to support our state partners and the entire emergency management team as they prepare for and respond to the severe weather.
Here are some tips to remain safe:
- A tornado watch means a tornado is possible in your area.
- A tornado warning is when a tornado is actually occurring, take shelter immediately.
- Listen to local and state officials for emergency information and instructions, and follow local news reports for the latest updates in your area.
For more tornado safety tips, visit Ready.gov/tornadoes or http://m.fema.gov on your smartphone. You can also visit mobile.weather.gov on your smartphone for local weather forecasts.
We will continue to update the blog as necessary, so check back for our latest updates on severe weather and tornadoes.