Step 1: Watch & read weather reports until you’ve grasped the storms’ timelines.
Step 2: Make sure all necessary communication devices are fully charged.
Step 3: Gather supplies, including water, batteries, flashlights, non-perishable food, whistles, bike helmets.
Step 4: Check the weather report one more time. Evaluate maps and data. Make sure your people are weather-aware. Annoy your husband about the weather.
Step 5: Cook dinner early.
Step 6: Eat.
Step 7: Gather cell phone/iPhone, laptop, weather radio, amateur radio receiver.
Step 8: Watch twitter #alwx. Watch storm chasers’ live streams. Watch James Spann 24/7.
Step 9: Try to stay calm when the storm chasers stream video of multi-vortex tornadoes headed into your state.
Step 10: Listen to Hubby as he tells you to calm the heck down because it isn’t even raining yet.
Step 11: Calm down and play a game.
Step 12: Finish game while checking on family & friends.
Step 13: Go to your safe place with blankets, pillows, helmets, backpacks, camera, radios, etc.
Step 14: Check amateur radio operators’ reports.
Step 15: Check status of family & friends.
Throw in a lot of prayers for good measure.