On a local scale, tornadoes are the most destructive of all atmospheric phenomena. Contractors, owners, and operators in areas at risk need to put a weather emergency action plan in place for tornadoes.

The Enhanced Fujita or EF-Scale rates the intensity of tornadoes from EFU (unknown, no surveyable damage) to EF5 (>200 mph, incredible damage). Are your projects or sites in areas at risk from tornadoes?

Tornado Watch: Be Prepared!

  • Tornadoes are possible in and near your project or site watch area.
  • Review your weather emergency action plan with your teams.
  • Send tornado watch alerts to work crews via SMS.
  • Be ready to act if you get a tornado warning.

Tornado Warning: Take Action!

  • A tornado is sighted by observers or indicated by weather radar.
  • Send tornado alerts to warn of imminent danger to life and property.
  • Seek safe shelter in interior rooms on the lowest floors.
  • Move to the nearest substantial shelter if in a job trailer.

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