In checking the "storm chasers" Web site, I discovered that they are predicting an "active and intense tornado season for the lower and central Mississippi Valley region." The science daily Web site says basically the same thing. After reading that, I felt it is time to repeat the disaster drill for your family and pets.
Before you hear the sirens wail, there are some precautions you can do to make it easier during a fearful time.
First, make plans for any situation - plan for those at work, plan for those at school, plan for those at various classes (karate, gymnastics, swimming, art, dance etc.) and finally plan for those at home.
In planning for protecting family members who might be elsewhere in the community, check the buildings they usually attend and make sure there is an approved safe area the family member can go to. After doing that bit of research, be sure each member knows how to report in that they are all right and where they are.