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Tornadoes can be very dangerous and it is important to know how to stay safe during one. According to the **Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)**, if there is a tornado warning, you should take shelter immediately. To stay safe during a tornado, follow these steps:

1. Immediately go to a safe location such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.
2. Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
3. Protect yourself by covering your head or neck with your arms and putting materials such as furniture and blankets around or on top of you.¹

The **Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)** recommends being prepared with the following items:

1. Fresh batteries and a battery-operated TV, radio, or internet-enabled device to listen to the latest emergency weather information.
2. A tornado emergency plan including access to a safe shelter for yourself, your family, people with special needs, and your pets.²

The **National Weather Service** also recommends the following tornado safety rules:

1. In general, get as low as you can. A basement below ground level or the lowest floor of a building offers the greatest safety.
2. Put as many walls between yourself and the outside as possible.
3. Avoid windows at all cost!³

The **American Red Cross** also provides some tips on how to stay safe during a tornado:

1. Move to safe location right away if you feel you are in danger.
2. Gather food, water, and medicine.
3. Organize supplies into a Go-Kit and a Stay-at-Home-Kit.⁴

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.