If you live in an area that gets a lot of tornadoes, then you probably know there are quite a few things you should not do when a tornado hits. And yet, you might find yourself in a situation where you don’t have a choice.
If you find yourself driving during a tornado, then here are a few of the most important things to remember.
The first one is that you should never try to outrun it. This is because you can never actually know what path the tornado is going to follow. As conveniently as it would have been if you did, the reality is you might find the tornado charging toward you unexpectedly. If that happens, you won’t have any possibility of escape.
Similarly, you don’t want to try and seek shelter under your car, under a bridge, or even under All of these can cause a tornado catastrophe as the tornado can lift your car from over you, or it can be magnified under a bridge or tunnel.
Instead, if you need to find shelter the best thing to do is to park your car and seek shelter in any sturdy buildings around you. If you can’t find any possible shelter, then you should try to lay down at the lowest point in the ground you can find and cover your head using your hands. When choosing a place also try to go for one that doesn’t have many trees or objects that can come flying over you because of the tornado
Finally, only try to drive to safety if the tornado is very far from you. If you can see it moving left or right but not towards you, you might be able to get away. But if it appears to be standing still and growing them, it is coming straight to you and you should immediately seek cover.