Carlock, IL Fire Protection District is a volunteer fire and EMS service agency serving portions Northwestern McLean County and Southern Woodford County in Central Illinois.
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard.
Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.
Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still. A cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado.
Know the difference:
Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
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A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
Welcome to the Carlock Fire Protection District web site.
During your visit to our website please take the time to browse through the various links that contain membership information, media releases, as well as public education infrormation. We have designed this site to be both helpful and educational.
Carlock, IL Fire Protection District is a volunteer fire and EMS service agency serving portions Northwestern McLean County and Southern Woodford County in Central Illinois. We are committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient manner to the citizens we serve.
We are very proud of the men and women of the Carlock Fire Protection District, and we appreciate the time you made to visit our site. We hope you come back often to keep an eye on one of the most progressive, fastest growing fire departments in Central Illinois.