Tornado Safety


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.









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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!

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