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How to survive a tornado
Find shelter. If you’re on the road, don’t just pull over. Seek out a sturdy building.
Forget the windows. You can’t save a house in the path of a tornado by opening doors and windows. That only makes you more vulnerable to flying debris. Instead, retreat to the basement or the center of the first floor. Interior walls add shielding.
Skip the overpass. Parking under an overpass is a popular move that can actually heighten risk because the overpass can create a wind tunnel. Some motorists leave their cars to climb into ditches, but the car is probably safer. Choose a ditch only if you have no shelter.
Don’t just stop. Tornadoes travel only up to 70 mph, so you can outrun it on a highway when you know its direction. If winds get too strong, though, pull over, keep seat belts fastened, leave the car running so air bags can deploy, then get low to avoid flying debris.
Source: Popular Mechanics