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A lesson in storm safety: where to hide in your house during a tornado



Little Rock, Arkansas – Even in the face of a devastating storm, a home can often provide protection when you know where to go.

As the tornado moved through this part of West Little Rock, we told people at home to get to the lowest floor and stay away from windows.

Why do we say the lowest floor and far from windows?

You can see that only the outside walls are still standing, but you want to move away from them because you want to be safe from flying debris that could hurt you.

And if the person who lives here had been home, she would have taken refuge in the bathroom, which had been left alone.

“I’m lucky my friends were there for me. “That was all very good,” said Bailey McCreary, who lives in Little Rock.

If you were upstairs, you would have been looking up at the tornado, so you should cover up or even wear a helmet to protect yourself from any flying objects that could hurt you.


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