The region is experiencing intermittent tornado warnings and ongoing severe weather. Carlsbad residents are advised to monitor local news, such as news radio KOGO-AM 600 kHz and KLSD-AM 1360kHz, for updates and follow the instructions of all public safety personnel, including Alert San Diego ("reverse 9-1-1") calls to evacuate or shelter in place. Residents of mobile homes should follow their established emergency procedures.
Watch: A "watch" defines an area where a weather hazard, such as a tornado or severe storm, is possible in the next several hours. It does not mean the weather hazard is imminent -- just that the public should be alert, and to be prepared to go to safe shelter. This is the time to turn on local TV or radio, turn on and set the alarm switch on a weather radio, make sure there is ready access to safe shelter, and make friends and family aware of the potential for the severe weather in the area.
Warning: A "warning" means that a weather hazard, such as a tornado or severe storm, is imminent. When a warning is issued, take immediate safety precautions.
Always stay away from windows
Get under a work bench or other piece of sturdy furniture
Seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet
Use blankets and pillows to cover the body from flying debris
If in a mobile home, evacuate to a substantial shelter
Seek shelter in a substantial building
If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and use hands to cover the head
Pick a spot away from trees, cars and other objects, if possible
In a car
Stay in the car with the seat belt on
Pull under an underpass if possible
Drivers and passengers should put their heads down below the windows, covering with hands and a blanket if possible
Seek shelter in a substantial building if safe to do so