Safety rules for tornadoes

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
351 AM CDT TUE APR 19 2011

...SAFETY RULES FOR TORNADOES...

AN OUTBREAK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND EVEN TORNADOES IS FORECAST
FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND
FAR WEST KENTUCKY FROM LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WHICH CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES IN
AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...KEEP
INFORMED OF THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION. THESE STORMS CAN
DEVELOP RAPIDLY SO THERE MAY BE OCCASIONS WHEN ADVANCE WARNING IS
NOT POSSIBLE.

A TORNADO WARNING MEANS A TORNADO HAS BEEN SPOTTED OR INDICATED BY
RADAR.  IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OR NEAR THE TORNADO...TAKE
IMMEDIATE  ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. FOLLOW THESE
SAFETY RULES.

IN OPEN COUNTRY...FIND A DITCH...CULVERT OR OTHER LOW AREA AND
LAY DOWN FLAT. COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS FOR PROTECTION.

IN HOMES OR SMALL BUILDINGS...GO TO THE BASEMENT OR A SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR LIKE A HALL OR BATHROOM CLOSET.
USE HEAVY FURNITURE FOR SHELTER OR COVER YOURSELF WITH A MATTRESS
OR  BLANKET.

IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...ABANDON IT AND GO TO A SUBSTANTIAL
STRUCTURE OR PLACE OF SAFETY. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN A
VEHICLE.

IN SCHOOLS...HOSPITALS...FACTORIES OR SHOPPING CENTERS...GO TO
DESIGNATED SHELTER AREAS. INTERIOR HALLS ON THE LOWEST LEVELS ARE
USUALLY THE BEST. STAY AWAY FROM GYMNASIUMS OR AUDITORIUMS. AVOID
ALL OUTSIDE WALLS AND WINDOWS.

THE KEY TO TORNADO SURVIVAL IS TO BE PREPARED AND TAKE IMMEDIATE
ACTION WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED OR WHEN YOU FEEL THREATENED.
REMEMBER...THE ACTIONS YOU TAKE DURING A TORNADO EVENT MAY SAVE
YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF THOSE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR.

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