Tornado Safety

If you see a tornado as you are driving down the road, what would you do?  Most individuals have the instinct to just drive in a different direction to flee the storm.  In our rural landscape this usually is the best option to stay safe.  Contrary to what you’ve learned in the past, getting out of your car and laying in a ditch is not recommended under most rural driving circumstances.  In an urban setting, trying to flee a tornado in a vehicle is often a recipe for disaster.  As a general rule if you are at home, stay at home during a tornado warning, but if you are in your car and unable to drive away, make sure your seat belt is on and stay as low as you can in your seat.

Daryl Ritchison