The funneling air of a tornado is nothing to fool around with. Tornado winds can go 300 miles per hour. Memorize these top five safety tips in case you encounter a tornado.
Be ready with a plan of where to go. As soon as you are aware of the tornado warning, immediately take action. If you are home, go to your storm shelter right away, without delay. Bring a battery powered storm radio with you.
If you don't have a storm shelter where you are, go the basement. Crouch down under something like a staircase that can give you protection from debris flying around and possibly falling down on you. Protect your head with your arms. Get under heavy blankets or a mattress for added protection. Bring a battery powered storm radio with you.
If there's no basement, go to an interior room with no windows. Crouch down low, and protect your head with your arms. If the interior room is a bathroom, get in the tub. Get under heavy blankets or a mattress for added protection. stay away from windows, which will likely shatter, and could cut you up.
When a tornado is coming, and you are in a car, stop the car at nearby shelter, and go in the sturdy building. If there is no shelter nearby, stop the car, and get out. Run away from the car to the lowest nearby ground, and follow the directions below in tip 5.
If you are in the open and have access to shelter, quickly get inside, and follow the tips above. However, if you are not close to shelter, crouch down low in the lowest nearby spot, face down, and protect your head with your arms.Stay away from cars, large objects, and trees, which may be blown onto you.
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