Tornadoes in Mississippi can be rampant this time of year because of the ever-changing weather.
Here are some tips for being weather aware:
If you are at home during a tornado:
Go to a windowless interior room on the lowest level of your house. Go to a storm cellar or basement if your house has one. If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway or a smaller room without windows.
Get away from windows.
Go to the center of the room. Stay away from corners because they tend to attract debris.
Get under a heavy piece of sturdy furniture such as a workbench or heavy table or desk and hold on to it.
If you are at work or school during a tornado:
Go to the basement or to an inside hallway at the lowest level.
Avoid places with wide-pan roof such as auditoriums, cafeterias, large hallways or shopping malls.
If you are in a car during a tornado:
Never try to drive faster than a tornado in a car or truck. Tornadoes can change direction quickly and can lift up a car or truck and toss it through the air.
Get out of the car immediately and take shelter in a nearby building.
If there is no time to get indoors, get out of the car and lie in a ditch or low-lying area away from the vehicle. Be aware of the potential for flooding.
As always, if SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can help in any way, give us a call at 601-634-0909.