•  In homes and buildings, stay where you're at when a tornado warning is announced. Immediately go to the center part of the lowest level in the smallest room, such as a closet or inner hallway.
  • Close all windows, blinds and curtains, and then stay away from the windows. If possible, get under a sturdy piece of furniture, mattress or blanket to cover yourself from the flying debris.
  • If in a mobile home or recreational vehicle, get out and get to a solid building.
  • If caught outdoors or in a vehicle, park your car and go to a substantial structure, if time permits. If not, get to the nearest low-lying area, ditch or ravine, and lie flat with your hands covering your head.
  • Places to avoid taking cover during a tornado include mobile homes, overpasses, upper levels of multi-floored buildings, large free span buildings and low-lying areas that are susceptible to flooding.
-- Courtesy of Emergency Management, Little Rock AFB, Ark.