If indoors, go to the lowest level of the building. Interior hallways or rooms arepreferable, away from glass windows.
If outdoors, go to the nearest ditch or depression, away from power lines, buildingsand trees. Do not stay in a car or attempt to outrun the tornado.
After the tornado has passed, evaluate the situation and if emergency help is needed, call 911 or 850.474.2415. Be aware of dangerous structural conditions. Report damaged facilities to the UWF Police Department. Note: Gas leaks and power failures create special hazards. Do not light a match or smoke. Refer to section on utility failure.
Notify emergency personnel of persons with disabilities who are in the building and cannot evacuate.
Do not use elevators in case of fire.
Once outside, move to a distance at least 500 ft. from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. Do not return to evacuated buildings unless directed to do so by the UWF Police Department.