Tornadoes

Southwest Ohio's Severe Tornadoes (since 1969)

Date

Location

Deaths

Intensity

April 1999

Blue Ash/Montgomery

4

F4

April 1974

Xenia, OH

34

F5

April 1974

Sayler Park/Delhi

3

F5

August 1969

Hamilton/Clermont Cos.

4

N/A

Prepare For Tornadoes

  • Make a preparedness kit. Periodically check that items work.
  • Develop and practice a plan.
  • Listen to NOAA or commercial TV/radio weather forecasts.
  • Be prepared to take shelter immediately!

Advised Action During A Tornado

  • If in a building, get to the lowest level. Put as many walls between yourself and the outside air as possible. Do not open windows!
  • If in a vehicle, mobile home, or trailer, leave immediately and seek shelter in the nearest sturdy building (lowest level).
  • If you ever get caught outside with no shelter during a tornado, lay flat in a trench or ditch. Never try to outrun a tornado and try to avoid flying debris (can cause injury or death).