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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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