The following is a list of tornado safety rules that can be
passed along to residents of and visitors to southern Colorado.
If you are in the path of the tornado... the safest place to go is
a basement... under a workbench or piece of sturdy furniture. If
no basement is available... go to an interior room... away from
windows... such as a closet or bathroom on the lowest floor. Use
blankets... pillows... or cushions to cover your body. Stay away
If you are outside... go to a nearby strong building. If you
absolutely cannot get indoors... go to a low spot... Crouch down...
and cover your head with your hands for protection.
If you are in a vehicle in a rural area... and see a tornado... you
could drive away from the tornado. In a town or city... traffic
could slow you down... so its best to try to get into a sturdy
building. Vehicles can be violently tossed by strong or violent
tornados. Mobile homes should be abandoned for a nearby stronger
If you are in a public building... such as your place of work... a
mall... grocery store... or church... go to the predesignated
shelter area. You should plan ahead and know where the shelter