If thunderstorms are forecast, watch the sky in the southwest for a tornado funnel.
If thereās time, turn off the electricity and gas.
Go to a tornado cellar or other shelter. If you canāt reach one, get as low to the ground as possible in a basement, first-floor center hallway, closet, or bathroom.
Stay away from windows and doors. Stay out of gymnasiums, auditoriums, and other structures with large, free-span roofs.
If you are outside and cannot reach a suitable shelter in time, lie flat in a ditch, ravine, culvert, or under a bridge. So not try to outrun a tornado-it moves faster than the fleetest runner and takes erratic turns.
If you are in a car, mobile home, or trailer, get out and follow the instructions given above.
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. These were adpated from Reader's Digest Great Health Hints & Handy Tips. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!