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During a Tornado

The most critical thing to do is seek shelter, in a predetermined, safe area as mentioned above.  The most ideal location is a basement or storm shelter.  If you are located on an upper floor, do not position yourself under a heavy appliance.  Once in place, hold on and protect your head.  Always stay away from windows and open spaces.  If you are in a vehicle or trailer, get out immediately and go to a more substantial structure.  If there is no shelter nearby, lie flat in the nearest ditch, ravine or culvert with your hands shielding your head.