The aftermath of a tornado can be devastating, but it's important to take all the necessary safety precautions even when the storm is over.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you check yourself and family members for injuries and seek medical attention immediately, if necessary. Apply pressure to any bleeding wounds.
If you or someone you know is trapped or severely injured, the CDC says try not to move them unless there is immediate danger, but seek medical assistance immediately. Use thick gloves when handling or moving fallen debris, but watch for glass and exposed nails.
Stay away from downed power lines and be careful when walking around or through any damaged structures that might be unstable.
ABC News' Leezel Tanglao and Lee Ferran contributed to this report