Tornado

1) Myth

Tornadoes don’t cross rivers.

Fact

Some landforms can affect a tornado’s path, but rivers don’t have a clear influence.

2) Myth

You should open windows in your home to equalize pressure.

Fact

By opening windows, you’re allowing more air to rush inside. That pressure can eventually lead to your home collapsing.

3) Myth

Move to the southwest part of a building for safety.

Fact

The best place to ride out a tornado is in the center of a building in a small, reinforced room. Bathrooms or closets are excellent options.

4) Myth

Tornadoes skip around.

Fact

A tornado can damage some buildings in its path and not others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the tornado is skipping. There are a lot of factors to consider, like the orientation of the buildings or the way they were constructed.

4) Myth

Tornadoes skip around.

Fact

A tornado can damage some buildings in its path and not others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the tornado is skipping. There are a lot of factors to consider, like the orientation of the buildings or the way they were constructed.