TORNADO SAFETY TIPS
IN HOMES--Stay away from windows and outside walls. Go to the basement or to an interior closet or small room. Get under something sturdy, if possible.
IN SCHOOLS OR FACTORIES--Move quickly (follow advance plans) to shelter areas or to an interior hallway on the lowest floor.
IN HIGH-RISE OFFICE BUILDINGS--Go to interior small rooms or hallways.
IN SHOPPING CENTERS--If available, go to designated shelter areas; otherwise, take cover in an interior rest room or small shop. Do not go to your car.
IN MOBILE HOMES--Damage can be diminished if the mobile home is properly blocked and anchored. Consult local or state authorities.
IN OPEN COUNTRY--Lie flat in the nearest depression with your hands shielding your head. Be alert for flash floods.
IN YOUR CAR--Do not try to outrun the tornado. If available, take shelter in a sturdy structure; otherwise, get out of your car and get into the nearest depression or ditch.
Send mail to
questions or comments about this web site.