• Do not seek shelter under an overpass. This is a place many deaths have occurred as people try to take shelter.
• If no other choice, leave your vehicle and find shelter in a low area or ditch or culvert that won’t flood. It is important to get lower than ground level if possible.
• If caught in your car keep your seatbelt on and get below the windows. Cover yourself with a blanket, coat, or pillow if possible.
At work or home
If at work or away from home:
• If you are in a warehouse, gymnasium or large store, seek shelter in a small room, these buildings are prone to collapse in tornadoes. Keep away from the center.
• Have a designated plan at work just as you would for your home.
• Get to the lowest place and in the smallest room. Once again, put as many walls between yourself and the outside as possible.
• If you have neighbors who are elderly or disabled, consider making their welfare a part of your plan.
Know that in the event of a tornado, emergency services may be overwhelmed and it may take a while for them to get to you. It is good for neighbors to work together and prepare for all kinds of weather emergencies.