Why Should You Go to Lowest Floor in a Tornado?

One of the key tornado safety rules to take seriously is seeking shelter on the lowest floor possible.  In a tornado, the winds at the surface are slowed by friction with the ground.  This means that you go up in elevation on higher floors of a building, the winds are stronger.  See what I’m talking about below:

Below ground or in a storm shelter is best to stay safe but if those are not an option, make sure to get in the center of the home on the lowest floor possible and put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.   A closet or bathroom are generally good, especially if they are located under a set of stairs.

Tornado season starts in March so now is the time to prepare.  Make your plan now and make sure all of your family members know what to do!

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