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Tornado safety tips

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File photo of a tornado (Source: NOAA) File photo of a tornado (Source: NOAA)

If you're under a risk of tornadoes, here are some tips to keep you safe.

Watch vs Warning

A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in your area, but not actually occurring. Watch the weather closely, and download the CBS Weather App for real-time updates.

A tornado warning means that a tornado has either developed, or a potential tornado has been detected by radar. If you are under a tornado warning, TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.

Safety tips

If you are under a tornado warning, do the following:

  • 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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