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  • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), tornadoes come in all shapes and sizes and can occur anywhere in the U.S. at any time of the year. In the southern states, peak tornado season is March through May, while peak months in the northern states are June and July. The following resources can help you prepare for and recover from a tornado.

    Prepare for a Tornado - Advice about keeping drinking water and food safe for consumption. (Environmental Protection Agency)

    What to Do During a Tornado - Advice on what to do during a tornado and ways to seek shelter. (

    Tornado Safety - Advice on what to do before, during and after a tornado. (American Red Cross)

    Safety After a Tornado - Information on safety issues after a tornado, including how to handle flooding or debris. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)