Question: What do I do during a severe thunderstorm warning?
Answer: For the purpose of this question we will talk about where to seek shelter for a tornado or for strong winds with a severe thunderstorm. We will also discuss what to do on an active weather day.
The best place to take shelter is always the most interior room or area possible. There should be a few goals when selecting a safe spot:
- A basement is best, but when not possible-the lower to the ground the better.
- Be as interior as possible; you want as many walls between you an the outside as possible.
- Avoid windows and doors- It is often the debris that flies around, especially from outside that kills and injures people with strong winds in a tornado
The best place to be is a basement, but if that is not possible other good options are bathrooms, closets, hallways, and even stairwells.
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