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Severe Weather/Tornado Safety

  • Prepare to shelter in place if ordered.
  • Remain calm and alert.
  • Relocate to designated shelter areas; remain clear of glass windows or doors.
  • If you cannot reach the designated area, use an interior hallway on the lowest floor possible.
  • If you are outside and unable to get to a building for protection, move away from the tornado’s path at a right angle. If there is no time to escape, lie flat in the nearest depression (i.e., ditch or ravine).

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