Tornadoes are dangerous because of their high winds and ability to lift and move heavy objects. If a tornado warning is issued, seek shelter immediately. Go to your safest available location.
In your Car:
- STOP and look to see whether the tornado is moving toward you or in a different direction.
- If it appears to be getting bigger, it’s moving toward you. You now will need to make a decision on where to seek shelter.
In a Public Building:
- Move to an interior space on the lowest floor, preferably a basement, stairwell or hallway.
- Look for a shelter with as many secure walls as possible between you and the outside.
- Avoid windows.
- Go to a basement, storm shelter or windowless room near the center of the house.
- Cover yourself and children with mattresses and or pillows and stay down.
In a Mobile Home:
Leave and go to the nearest secure building.
For more information in great detail, go to www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado.