Tornadoes: Health Information Guide


  • Tornado Basics
    National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Tornadoes
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tornadoes
    U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Online Tornado FAQ
    National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Stay Safe Before, During and After a Tornado
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Information by Topic Area

The searches below find resources from two National Library of Medicine databases:

  • Disaster Lit®: links to disaster medicine and public health documents for a professional audience, available on the internet at no cost. Includes expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and more.
  • PubMed: more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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General Health-Related Information

Worker and Responder Safety

Preparedness and Response

Cleanup and Recovery


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Multilingual Resources

Resources for the General Public

Health information for the general public about hazards, emergencies, and disasters is available in MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus resources are also available in Spanish.