Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Where are safe places to go during a tornado? My mom says the southeast corner of the basement. But what about people with no basement?
The safest place to go is the basement. The bit about the southeast corner being the safest one is a myth.
But if you have no basement you should go to an inner hallway or a smaller inner room. Rooms or areas without windows, such as a bathroom or closet, are best. For more information, check out our tornado feature, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's tornado page.
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