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Project Impact Tornado/ Downbursts Safety Tips

Before the Tornado/ Downburst:

  • Buy battery-powered weather radio and learn local emergency station.
  • Learn what tornado conditions look like.
  • Learn meaning of watch-warning.
  • Identify shelter room (e.g. basement, storm cellar, interior room).
  • Plan to secure/ evacuate mobile home for adequate shelter.
  • Know shelter locations in places you spend time.
  • Remove branches, tall trees than may fall on the house.

During the Tornado/ Downburst:

  • Report revolving funnel-shaped clouds to authorities.
  • Listen to radio for weather alerts/ emergency instructions.
  • Seek shelter immediately in basement or interior room on lower level; take position under sturdy table.
  • Stay away from windows, doors, outside walls; do not open window.
  • If not sheltered, lie flat in ditch with hands covering head.
  • Avoid buildings with wide span roofs.
  • If in vehicle, get out, seek shelter in ditch.
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