Tornadoes are on the rise this year, and yesterday's series of storms and tornadoes in Texas is just another example of how much devastation can be wreaked in a short period of time. In mid-May, I'll chair a panel of first responders to the 2011 Joplin tornado, and plan to gather lessons learned from that particular event that could be applied in other cities.
For those who live in areas where tornadoes appear, I thought it would be helpful to include a link to FEMA guidance on steps to take before, during and after a tornado. You'll see that some of the steps -- like having an emergency kit on hand -- are the same, no matter what type of disaster we are discussing.
As is almost always the case, warnings are still posted today in Texas. Our sympathies go out to all who lost homes, vehicles, or businesses yesterday.