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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
529 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014 /429 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014/

...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. IF THOSE
ARE UNAVAILABLE... TRY TO HIDE UNDER A BED OR GET UNDER SOMETHING
STURDY LIKE A WORK BENCH. COVER YOURSELF WITH BLANKETS TO PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM DEBRIS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IN AN APARTMENT...SCHOOL OR OFFICE BUILDING...
MOVE TO THE INNERMOST 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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