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What are important facts about tornadoes?


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Probably the most important facts about tornadoes involve tornado safety:

  • The safest place to be when a tornado hits is underground.
  • Unlike with hurricanes, tornado warnings do not give enough lead time to evacuate.
  • Cars and trailers are among the worst places to be in a tornado
  • Overpasses do not provide protection from tornadoes
  • Opening windows does nothing to protect your house; it only wastes precious time.
  • Do not wait until you see or hear a tornado. Tornadoes may be obscured by rain or the darkness of night, and are often not audible until they are dangerously close.