What should I do to prepare for a tornado?
  • If your area is under a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately and monitor this weather situation.
  • Avoid windows. Flying glass can injure or kill. Don't open windows. Allowing strong winds in can do damage or cause injury.
  • The safest place in the home is the interior part of the basement. Where there is no basement, go to an inside room on the lowest floor, like a closet, hallway, or bathroom with no windows. For added protection, get under something strong. Above all, protect your head.
  • Do not stay in a mobile home during a tornado. Even homes with a secure tie-down system cannot withstand the force of tornado winds.
  • If on the road, get out of the vehicle. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your vehicle. Seek shelter in a ditch or ravine. Lie flat and put your arms over your head. Do not get under a vehicle.
  • If caught outside, get in a ditch, gully, or low spot on the ground. Protect your head and body. Do not get under trees or a vehicle.

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