Tornadoes can't touch down near big cities.
There have been touchdowns in big cities such as Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Tampa, etc. Tornadoes can pretty much go anywhere so just stay informed and keep an eye to the sky during tornado-producing conditions.
I can outrun a tornado in my car.
Please don't try this. The best thing to do during any tornado is to find shelter asap.
Opening windows will help reduce damage.
If a tornado is heading your way just head for shelter. Opening windows is not worth taking the time and may even let in more damaging winds and debris.
I heard the Southwest corner of my basement was the safest place to take shelter.
This was a common thing to hear back when everyone thought tornadoes traveled one direction. However, it really just depends on the structural integrity of your home. The best thing to do is hide under a sturdy object like a workbench in your basement. If you do not have a basement, take shelter in an inside room. Rooms with exterior walls aren't the safest places to be. Same goes for rooms with windows.
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