- If you are able, build a storm shelter inside your dwelling, or identify a suitable sturdy space in the innermost lowermost portion of the structure.
- Stock your shelter with the usual emergency supplies, plus the following:
- Some suggest that wearing a helmet during a tornado may prevent head injury.
- Keep closed toe shoes in your shelter. When the tornado is over, you may have to enter a debris filled landscape. Emergency services will be stressed following an event, so it's important that you don't injure yourself by stepping on a stray nail or glass shard.
- A thick fabric sheet to cover your body and eyes.
- Safety Goggles
Watch vs. Warning edit
Finding Shelter edit
When a Tornado warning is in effect, seek the nearest shelter possible and stay there until the danger has passed. Avoid windows, vehicles, and
Common Mistakes edit
Damage following a tornado may be significant, impacting utilities, basic infrastructure, and straining emergency services.
This truck has been wrapped around a pole by a tornado. Do not seek shelter in vehicles.
Even heavy vehicles like this school bus are easily tossed around by tornados.
Interior rooms on the lowest floor offer the greatest chance of surviving a tornado.
Tornados may happen in urban areas.
Waterspouts are serious hazards for boats.
Tornados are a hazard in the shaded regions.
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