When the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, do you know what to do? WLTX Meteorologist Alex Calamia shares some tips to keep you and your family safe.
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It could happen to anyone. A tornado threatens your home, your business or your loved ones.
If you wait until the weather gets bad, it could be too late to take action.
That's why when a tornado warning is issued - even if it's bright and sunny out - don't get curious. Get safe.
If you live in a free-standing home, that safe place is a small, interior and enclosed room on the lowest level of the building - a basement, if possible.
How does your situation differ with a high-rise building? If you're at the office or live in an apartment, the same rules apply. Get yourself to the lowest level of that building in a small interior room, like a hallway or a concrete-enforced stairwell.
Once you are in that safe place, if the weather gets bad outside, crouch down and cover your head.
Remember, you're safest with as many sturdy walls between you and the outside as possible.
Now, you're prepared for the worst-case scenario.
Alex Calamia is a morning meteorologist at WLTX in Columbia, SC. You can watch his forecasts every weekday. Learn more about Calamia and how he got interested in weather by clicking here.