Safe Plan
As the severe weather season approaches, take some time during Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week to assemble a safety plan with your family, friends, or household. Planning will lower the chance of injury or death if severe weather, such as a tornado, strikes.
Pay Attention
Ensure everyone knows the signs of a tornado, including a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud, an approaching cloud of debris, or a roar – similar to a freight train. Pay attention to the weather and weather reports. Meteorologists can predict or forecast when conditions might be right for a tornado to develop.
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that comes in contact with the ground – usually descending from the base of a severe thunderstorm. Tornadoes are usually visible as funnel clouds. Related severe thunderstorms can produce heavy rains, flash flooding, and hail.
Tornado Safety Tips
Whether practicing in a tornado drill or sheltering during a warning, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages Ohioans to DUCK!

D - Go DOWN to the lowest level
U - Get UNDER something
C - COVER your head
K - KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed
Hocking County Health Department office
Our mission is to serve and educate the citizens of Hocking County with public health programs that prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. 

The vision of the Hocking County Health Department is to achieve excellence in health education, disease prevention and environmental health. It is our desire to provide high quality, community friendly, accessible services that reflect our mission in accordance with the Public Health Standards, and make the Hocking County Health Department become recognized as a model public health agency.