Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
737 AM CDT THU APR 16 2015

...MINNESOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...DAY FOUR
...TORNADO SAFETY INFORMATION...

BEFORE THE TORNADO...
TORNADO WATCHES HIGHLIGHT THE AREA WHERE TORNADOES ARE MOST
LIKELY TO DEVELOP. CONTINUE WITH YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES...BUT KEEP
INFORMED OF THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...AND BE READY TO GET
TO SHELTER IN CASE TORNADOES DEVELOP QUICKLY.

IN THE HOME...
GO TO THE BASEMENT IF POSSIBLE. GET UNDER A TABLE...WORK
BENCH...OR SOME OTHER STURDY FURNITURE TO AVOID FALLING DEBRIS. A
STAIRWELL IS ALSO A GOOD PLACE TO HIDE DURING A TORNADO.

IF YOU CANNOT GET TO A BASEMENT...
GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR.
CLOSETS...BATHROOMS AND INTERIOR HALLS AFFORD THE BEST PROTECTION
IN MOST CASES. IF THOSE ARE UNAVAILABLE... TRY TO HIDE UNDER A BED
OR GET UNDER SOMETHING STURDY LIKE A WORK BENCH. COVER YOURSELF
WITH BLANKETS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DEBRIS. STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IN AN APARTMENT...SCHOOL OR OFFICE BUILDING...
MOVE TO THE INNERMOST ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OR TO A PRE-
DESIGNATED SHELTER AREA. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.IF IN A
HALLWAY...CROUCH DOWN AND PROTECT YOUR HEAD FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
AVOID AREAS WITH GLASS AND LARGE ROOF EXPANSIONS.

IN A MOBILE HOME...CAR...TRUCK OR OTHER VEHICLE...
ABANDON THESE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. SEEK A STURDY SHELTER OR
PERMANENT STRUCTURE. REMEMBER THAT MANY DEATHS OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE
TRY TO DRIVE AWAY IN A VEHICLE...BUT GET CAUGHT IN THE DEADLY
WINDS. AVOID BRIDGES SINCE THEY ACT AS WIND TUNNELS.

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