Perth County is stepping up its education, making sure you know where to look, what to watch and what to do in the case of an emergency.

It comes as a tornado reportedly touched down near Lucan on Wednesday night.

Alternate Community and Emergency Management Coordinator Allan Rothwell says preparation is important and the county website has a number of features to help you do just that.

Rothwell says seniors in particular who require assistance, may be immobile or need extra support are also considered in the county’s emergency plan.

The best tools to use for updates are social media accounts run by emergency management staff across the county:

Perth County Emergency Management

Stratford Police

Perth County Roads

Perth County Paramedic