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3 Ways to Survive a Tornado
The following was created by the Canadian Red Cross to be used to assist in surviving a tornado. 

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3 Ways to Survive a Tornado 
1. Learn the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning.
  • Tornado Watch: conditions favourable for a tornado to develop. Keep alert and watch for changing weather conditions, and listen to weather updates. 
  • Tornado Warning: a tornado has been sighted in your area, or has been picked up on radar. Seek shelter immediately.

2. Get prepared.
  • Have an emergency preparedness plan and kit ready that will be able to support you and your family to last at least 72 hours. 
  • Have a plan. Know your escape route and meeting place. Practice!

3. Know what to do.
  • Indoors
- Go to the lowest level of the building (cellar, basement, etc.).
- If no basement, choose an inner hallway or smaller room with no windows.
- Stay away from windows, outside walls and doors.
- Get under a piece of sturdy furniture like a heavy table or desk and hold on.
- If in a mobile home – get out and find shelter elsewhere!
- Avoid places with wide-span roofs like cafeterias and shopping smalls.
- Use your arms to protect your head and neck.
- Shut off power, gas and water.

  • Outdoors
- If possible, get inside a building.
- Lie in a ditch or a low area — or crouch near a strong building and stay away from fallen power lines.

  • In a vehicle
- If the tornado is close, leave the vehicle immediately and take cover in a low area. Never try to drive!
- Find shelter away from the vehicle


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