You’re in your backyard, and all of a sudden the sky becomes dark and greenish. Large hail begins to fall and you see wall clouds – an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstorm on the horizon. You tune into the news and find out that there is a tornado warning.
During A Tornado:
• Do not wait until you see a tornado. The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement or a prepared safe room.
• If no underground shelter or safe room is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative.
• Mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes or other severe winds.
• Do not seek shelter in a hallway or bathroom of a mobile home.
• If you have access to a sturdy shelter or a vehicle, abandon your mobile home immediately.
•Go to the nearest sturdy building or shelter immediately, using your seat belt if driving.
Still working on preparing your safe room?
Plans to provide better protection can be found on the FEMA website.
Did You Know?
Don’t waste valuable time trying to open all the windows in the house during a tornado – the idea that it can save your home is a myth. Head straight to your safe room, instead!
*Source: American Red Cross