With all this in mind I think it is a good time to remind you of some resources I had found to help teach Gess what to do during a tornado. You will also find these on my blog, Tornadoes and Hailstorms that I wrote a couple of years ago. It certainly has helped Gess. In fact, when we had to leave the doctor's office because of the tornado she quoted the first video and asked me, "take cover now?" She did a great job, not only taking cover, but staying calm which is something else the video says to do. She even took some deep breaths just like they showed!
Here are the resources I found. The first video is our favorite and Gess watches it a lot. Feel free to share some resources you have found too. You can never be too prepared! And please, continue to remember those affected by these storms in your prayers.
A printable coloring book called Bill and Maria Learn About Tornado Safety provided by the NOAA National Severe Storm Laboratory.
A couple of videos geared towards teaching kids about tornadoes and safety.