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What should I do to stay safe during a tornado?

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO STAY SAFE DURING A TORNADO?

  • IN YOUR HOME
    • Go to a basement or interior room on the lowest floor.  A small windowless bathroom or central closet is a good place if you do not have a basement in your home. 
    • Use blankets and pillows to protect yourself from flying debris.
    • Listen to KTRE or NOAA Weather Radio for an all clear and updates on the weather.
  • IN A SCHOOL
    • Go to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor of the buidling.
    • Stay away from windows!
    • Stay away from areas with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums and gyms.
    • Make a severe weather plan for your school NOW before severe weather strikes!
  • IN A MOBILE HOME
    • A mobile home is NOT a safe place to be during a tornado.  You must leave the mobile home and seek shelter in a substantial shelter.
    • If substantial shelter is not available, lie flat in the nearest ditch with your hands covering your head.
  • IN YOUR CAR
    • Do NOT try to outrun a tornado in your car!
    • Abandon your vehicle and go to the nearest substantial shelter.
    • If a nearby substantial shelter is not available, lie flat in the nearest ditch with your hands covering your head.
    • Seeking shelter under a highway overpass is NOT safe!
  • OUTSIDE
    • If you are caught outside and cannot get to shelter, lie flat in the nearest ditch with your hands covering your head.
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