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Be Prepared for a Tornado with OnStar Crisis Assist
Find out how OnStar can help when disaster strikes

Disaster can strike anywhere and at any time. Whether it’s a naturally occurring event like a hurricane or tornado or something man-made like an accident, explosion or chemical spill, OnStar Crisis Assist*16a can provide you with critical aid during such emergencies. A specially trained OnStar Advisor can help supply vital information about the crisis, provide routing assistance away from danger and connect you with a loved one. Plus, OnStar*4 works with leading disaster preparedness and relief organizations like FEMA, the American Red Cross and Planet Ready to help communities prepare for the worst — and pick up the pieces afterward.

Be prepared for tornado season

Tornadoes can strike quickly and inflict immense damage along their path. While we can’t predict when tornadoes will strike, you can take steps to protect yourself now in case the worst happens:

  • Review your insurance policies and make sure they are up-to-date
  • Identify your potential risk, and sign up for your community’s early warning system if you live in an at-risk area
  • Sign up to receive emergency weather alerts on your phone
  • Find a safe area in your home to take shelter, usually a storm shelter, basement or a central windowless room on the lowest floor
  • If you’re in your car or outdoors, find the nearest low-lying area to take shelter. Look for areas that have natural barriers to block flying debris
  • During the storm, shield your head and neck with your arms. If you are able, cover yourself with heavy coats and blankets to provide protection from flying glass
  • After the storm, be careful of downed power lines, sharp debris and other potential dangers

If you’re affected by a tornado, push your blue OnStar button for assistance. You can also visit Ready.gov to learn more about how to protect yourself.

You’ll find more information below about how Crisis Assist can help in an emergency, along with other tips to help you be ready whenever disaster strikes.

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