Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
528 AM CDT WED APR 27 2016 /428 AM MDT WED APR 27 2016/

...SOUTH DAKOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...DAY THREE...
...TORNADO SAFETY INFORMATION...

BEFORE THE TORNADO...
TORNADO WATCHES HIGHLIGHT THE AREA WHERE TORNADOES ARE MOST LIKELY TO
DEVELOP. CONTINUE WITH YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES...BUT KEEP INFORMED OF THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION AND BE READY TO GET TO SHELTER IN CASE
TORNADOES DEVELOP QUICKLY.

IN THE HOME...
GO TO THE BASEMENT IF POSSIBLE. GET UNDER A TABLE...WORK BENCH...OR SOME
OTHER STURDY FURNITURE TO AVOID FALLING DEBRIS. A STAIRWELL IS ALSO A GOOD
PLACE TO HIDE DURING A TORNADO.

IF YOU CANNOT GET TO A BASEMENT...
GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. CLOSETS...BATHROOMS...AND
INTERIOR HALLS AFFORD THE BEST PROTECTION IN MOST CASES...OR TRY TO HIDE
UNDER A BED. GET UNDER SOMETHING STURDY OR COVER YOURSELF WITH BLANKETS.
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IN AN APARTMENT...SCHOOL OR OFFICE BUILDING...
MOVE TO THE INNER-MOST ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OR TO A PRE-DESIGNATED
SHELTER AREA. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF IN A HALLWAY...CROUCH DOWN AND
PROTECT YOUR HEAD FROM FLYING DEBRIS. AVOID AREAS WITH GLASS AND LARGE
ROOF EXPANSIONS.

IN A MOBILE HOME...CAR...TRUCK OR OTHER VEHICLE...
ABANDON THESE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. SEEK A STURDY SHELTER OR PERMANENT
STRUCTURE. REMEMBER THAT MANY DEATHS OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO DRIVE AWAY
IN A VEHICLE...BUT GET CAUGHT IN THE DEADLY WINDS. AVOID BRIDGES SINCE
THEY ACT AS WIND TUNNELS.

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