How do you make a tornado safe in a basement?
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Similarly, it is asked, are you safe in a basement during tornado?
While a basement is a good place to take shelter from a tornado, no corner of a basement is safer than any other. If you take shelter in a basement, the best place to be is away from any windows, under a sturdy workbench or mattress, and away from any shelves or other things that might fall on you.
One may also ask, where is the safest place in the basement during a tornado? The basement is the safest place in your home to be during a tornado, but the idea that the southwest corner is the best place to position yourself in there is a complete myth.
Also know, what should you have in your basement during a tornado?
Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection (heavy table or work bench), or cover yourself with a mattress or sleeping bag. Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above (pianos, refrigerators, waterbeds, etc.) and do not go under them. They may fall down through a weakened floor and crush you.
Can you survive an f5 tornado in a basement?
Despite the risk that comes with living in Tornado Alley, many Oklahomans are reluctant to build tornado shelters. “With an F5 tornado you get the 'house swept away – only foundation is left' situation – and the only *safe* place from an F5 is underground or out of it's path.