DORRIS - What to do in case of Severe Weather?

What to do in case of Severe Weather?

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.



Know your Risk

Understand the type of hazardous weather that affects you and your family where you live:

  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • Thunderstorms & Lightning

  • Take Action

    Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice your plan.

  • Ensure you have DORRIS Mobile App on your phone


  • Emergency Kit

    What you should do to prepare for storm:

  • Ensure you have DORRIS Mobile App on your phone
  • Water, one bottle of water per person per day
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Non-electric can opener or a utility knife
  • Passports, social security cards, immunization records, family records (birth, marriage, death certificates), important telephone numbers
  • Consider each person’s specific needs, including medication
  • Local maps - paper version (Print one here!!!)


  • Make Emergency Plan

    1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? (DORRIS Mobile App give you emergency alert as standard service)
    2. What is my evacuation route? (DORRIS Mobile App recommend you evacuation routes as standard service)
    3. What is my closest shelter? (DORRIS Mobile App give you list of shelters in your area as standard service)
    4. What is my family/household communication plan in case we separate?