The only way to reduce the devastation of a tornado is to be prepared. The more you prepare, the better your chances of reducing suffering and risk for yourself, your family, your animals and your community. While 38% of U.S. households have children, 43% have pets.
If you live in Nebraska, or other states in this geographical area, you must plan for tornadoes, and that planning should include your pets and/or your livestock. Any disaster that threatens humans, threatens animals as well.
If you hear any warnings of impending severe weather, take it seriously, watch it closely, and get out your disaster plan. You may need it.