Driving Into Danger: What to Do When Facing a Tornado

Driving Into Danger: What to Do When Facing a Tornado

(TacticalNews.com) – Imagine being on a highway, interstate or even a small roadway in your vehicle when suddenly a tornado touches down. What do you do? How would you react in the face of a tornado while driving?

It’s a pretty common myth that we should seek shelter under a bridge or overpass; these areas can have a wind tunnel effect, increasing the dangers. Instead, stay in the vehicle with the seatbelt on and your head below and away from the windows. If you’re in an area where there are buildings, you should exit the vehicle and head for a sturdy building. Either way, you’ll want to pull over as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Tornadoes, like other natural disasters, can happen suddenly. Thankfully, with today’s technology, we can warn people of some of these events before they hit. Tornados can’t always be predicted, and they can form within seconds, so your best option is always going to involve thinking ahead.

If you know you’re going to be in an area where a tornado may possibly occur, have plans set before you need them. Planning is essential to surviving a tornado regardless of where you are when one strikes.

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