A tornado is headed towards you and your house has no tornado shelter or basement. What is the best place to seek shelter?
• A stairwell
• Interior hallway
• A closet
• All of the above
Answer: All Of The Above
If a tornado is headed right for you and your house has no tornado shelter or basement, the best place to seek shelter is in a closet, a stairwell, or a bathtub. Here’s why…
It isn’t always easy to know when a tornado is approaching. Even an official warning doesn’t always put you on alert because you don’t know if it’s headed your way or not.
The most important thing you want to do is stay away from any windows. If you live in a house with no basement, go to the lowest floor and seek shelter in the smallest center room like a bathroom, closet, stairwell, or even an interior hallway.
Lie face down on the floor and cover yourself with something with thick padding like a heavy blanket or mattress. This will help protect you from any falling debris or broken glass.
While bathtubs have been used to protect against tornadoes in the past, the important factor to consider here is that it only offers partial protection and more than likely has mirrors that can injure you. Although it may offer some shelter, try to use it as a last resort.
Tornadoes are unpredictable with nothing to stop them from wreaking havoc. The best advice to surviving a tornado is to pay attention to the dark skies and tune into radio or television stations for tornado warnings. Most towns have a siren warning system. When you hear it, it’s time to act and seek shelter immediately.
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