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Tornado SafetyEmergency Response: Tornado Safety

If inside a building—Go to safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. In a high-rise building, go to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible. 

If in trailer or mobile home—Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes.

If in your car—Immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter.

Follow the media to learn of future safety actions or to see when the weather has cleared.