Tornado Emergencies

  • If indoors, move away from windows into the basement or interior hallway on a lower floor. Avoid auditoriums, gymnasiums, or other areas having a wide, free-span roof.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture.
  • If outdoors, lie flat in the nearest depression, such as a ditch or ravine, If there is time, move away from the path of the tornado at a right angle.
  • Know your Building Emergency Plan and Shelter Location(s).