Tips to prep for severe weather

Tornado prep tips
Tornado Prep tips

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – As the threat of severe storms rise and tornadoes become more of a risk, knowing how to prepare for one is important. 

Knowing where to go during a tornado is always key and Lt. Stephen Reinier with the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau says there is more to think about when preparing for a tornado. 

“The key point is planning on what you’re going to do or where you’re going to go in case of a tornado,” said Reinier. 

Here are some more tips to follow to prepare for a tornado.  

When indoors 

  • Get to the center of your home, like a basement or a small room on the interior.  
  •  Stay away from all windows, doors and outside walls. 
  • When hiding use your arms to protect your head and neck.  

When outdoors 

  • Don’t drive under an overpass bridge, you’re safer on a flat location.  
  • Watch out for flying debris. 
  • If you can’t get off the road to shelter, park your car and buckle up. 
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