Tornado safety tips

Posted July 24, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 28, 2011, at 12 a.m.

Tornado Safety:
Source: Maine Emergency Managment Agency

At the earliest warning, go into a below ground areas at the earliest warning with flashlights and a radio and to remain there until informed that tornado danger has passed. Manufactured (mobile) homes are especially vulnerable and mobile home residents are urged to evacuate to the nearest frame home with a basement.

If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture.

  • Stay away from windows.
  • Get out of automobiles. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car instead, leave it immediately.
  • If caught outside or in a vehicle, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression.

For more safety information, see:

Maine Prepares: Tornado Safety

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