If you find yourself in the path of a tornado, the most important decision you can make is where to take shelter. The best option is underground, or in a basement or storm cellar. A plan of action is a must, especially if you live in a manufactured home or mobile home. Unanchored mobile homes can be overturned by 70 mile an hour winds. Two hundred mile per hour winds will surely destroy the most well-built manufactured home.
You need to know where the closest tornado shelter is so that you can take cover quickly. Violent tornadoes can turn foundation homes to rubble. Studies have shown that most tornadoes are survivable if you go to an interior closet, bathroom or hallway. Cover yourself with thick blankets, mattresses, or clothing. Don't take cover in rooms with windows. Remember: the smaller the room the better the protection. If you're in a public place like a theatre or a grocery store,the management will tell you where to go.