Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
605 AM CDT WED APR 22 2015 /505 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015/

...SOUTH DAKOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...DAY THREE
...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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