Thunderstorm/Tornado

If a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued for your area:

  • Notify the Clinic Manager and staff that a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for your area and include the time frame of watch.
  • Begin monitoring the storm system on the radio.
  • Have a battery powered portable radio available to backup commercial and auxiliary electrical power systems.

If a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for your area:

  • Notify the Clinic Manager and staff that a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for your area and include the time frame of the warning.
  • Monitor the storm system on the radio.
  • Have a battery powered portable radio available to backup commercial and auxiliary electrical power systems.
  • Close all exterior doors and windows.
  • Keep all persons away from windows.

If a Tornado Watch is issued for your area:

  • Notify the Clinic Manager and staff that a Tornado Watch has been issued for your area and include a time frame of the warning.
  • Monitor the storm system on the radio.
  • Have a battery powered portable radio available to backup commercial and auxiliary electrical power systems.
  • Be prepared to transition from a Tornado Watch to a Tornado Warning with little or no advance warning.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area:

  • Notify the Clinic Manager and staff that a Tornado Warning has been issued for you are and include a time frame of the warning. Close all exterior doors and windows.
  • Close all interior doors.
  • Ensure all staff members and consumers are moved to the designated safe area for the building.