Tornado Season

Learn more about tornadoes and how to prepare.

Myth
Tornadoes don’t cross rivers.

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.