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Posted by TwoSparkles in Iowa
Thu Jun 12th 2008, 11:22 PM
Living in Iowa my entire life, you'd think I'd know how to be
as safe as possible, during a tornado, but I'm wondering about some
things.

We've seen so many deadly tornadoes this spring so far and it's made
me wonder about where the safest place is, during a tornado.

Everyone says the basement, and I understand that. However, aren't
people killed from the house falling in on them? Everyone says to
get underneath stairs. However, if a tornado rips walls and most
of the structure above, wouldn't the stairs fall on top of you?

I put a twin mattress underneath our basement stairs. I'm hoping that
would provide extra protection.

I'm concerned about my children and I want to protect our family
as best I can.

Does anyone have any insight about what to do, and how to best
survive a tornado?
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