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Weather 101: Tornado Safety

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If a tornado warning is issued for your area, you'll want to make sure you know what to do in advance.

Here's what you should do if a tornado warning is issued for you:

  • Get to a basement, safe room or interior room.
  • Make sure you're on the lowest floor of your home or apartment.
  • Remember to stay away from windows.
  • A small, center room is the best place to be, such as a bathroom or closet without windows.
  • Remember to get as low as possible.
  • Cover your head to protect yourself from flying objects. If possible, put a mattress or blankets over your head.
  • If you're outside or in a car, try to get inside to safety.

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