Here are a few common myths to keep in mind when severe weather approaches.
Windows: Stay away from windows! It was once thought that differences in pressure caused homes to explode when a tornado was near. Now its clear that 200 mile an hour winds, laden with boards, trees and your neighbors furniture is what destroys homes. The windows are the easiest point of entry for these objects. Anyone close to a window will be injured or killed by debris blowing through it. That's why the best shelter from a tornado is one without windows.
Highway Overpasses: Overpasses are not tornado shelters. People died in Wichita Falls in April of 1979, and 20 years later in Oklahoma City after seeking shelter in highway overpasses. The design of overpasses can cause tornadic winds to accelerate. Nearby abandoned vehicles could actually be blown into the structure.