tOrnado ?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

Question by Shyanne M: tOrnado ?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!
umm there is a tOrnadoe warning going on in my area.
shOuld my family keep the windOws Open or closed ?
and is hidinq under a sink in the cabniet a good place to seek shelter.

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Answer by Anonymous
Keeping the windows closed is best, this is an old myth from many years ago. Best place to seek shelter is in an interior room of your home such as a bathroom or hallway closet, furthest away from any exterior walls. Try to cover your head if at all possible to protect from any flying debris.

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3 Responses to “tOrnado ?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!”

  • Amanda R says:

    keep shelter in closets or bathrooms. away from exterior walls. Keep the windows closed and keep our head covered

  • Elizabeth H says:

    If you are under a tornado WARNING, seek shelter immediately

    Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck. Do not open windows.

    If you are in a vehicle, trailer, or mobile home get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes.

  • WR says:

    This is the time right now to plan what to do for a tornado and make sure you have a NOAA weather alert radio The radios can alert you when a tornado warning is issued at night while sleeping.

    A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop and you should pay close attention to the weather. A watch it typically issued with in 2-3 hours of the event.

    When a tornado warning is issued that means doppler radar has detected rotation in a storm or trained spotters have spotted a rotating wall cloud, funnel cloud, or a tornado on the ground.

    If a tornado warning is issued for your area, do not panic. Go to a place of safety. Go to the lowest floor of your house like the basement. Once in the basement get under a sturdy piece of furniture or go into a bathroom in the basement. If no basement is available go in to an interior room such as a closet. If that is not available go in to an bathroom without windows. Stay away from outside walls and windows. Cover your head to protect from flying debris. Never try to out run a tornado in a car, if cought in a car and can not take no place of safety, lay down in a ditch and cover your head. Do not take cover under a over pass. Do not stay in mobile homes as they do not offer protection and can be flown as easily as cars can.

    For local weather info. From the National Weather Service.
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov

    Storm Prediction center (responsible for issuing severe thunderstorm and tornado watches)
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov

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