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Are airports safe during a tornado?

Are airports safe during a tornado?

Tornado shelter signs throughout the airport direct passengers to areas of safety, which include stairwells, windowless interior hallways and basements. Passengers may be advised to leave their bags behind and find immediate shelter if a tornado is a direct threat.

What are some important tips to stay safe during a tornado if you are in a car?

Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat, or other cushion if possible. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway,leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.

What’s the best way to stay safe during a tornado?

Avoid windows and seek additional protection by getting underneath large, solid pieces of furniture. Avoid automobiles and mobile homes, which provide almost no protection from tornadoes. Those caught outside should lie flat in a depression or on other low ground and wait for the storm to pass. Originally published May 23, 2019.

Where to go when there is a tornado warning?

Do not take shelter in areas under free-spanning roofs that aren’t supported by interior columns or pillars. If there is no basement or designated safe area, take shelter in interior hallways or rooms on the lowest floor possible. Stay away from windows and outside walls. Ask at check-in about the procedure if there’s a tornado warning.

Is it safe to stay in a mobile home during a tornado?

Do not remain in a mobile home during a tornado. Even mobile homes equipped with tie-down systems cannot withstand the force of a tornado’s winds. Heed all local watches and warnings, and leave your mobile home to seek shelter as quickly as possible before a tornado strikes, preferably in a nearby building with a basement.

What to do in the event of a wind storm?

Identify a safe place in your home to gather – a basement, storm cellar or interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Move or secure items outside that can be picked up by the wind. If you live in a mobile home, find a safe place in a nearby sturdy building.