Are You Ready For A Nighttime Tornado?
One of the signs of a tornado at night would be small, bright blue-green to white flashes at ground level near a thunderstorm as opposed to silver lightning up in the clouds. This means power lines are being snapped by some pretty strong winds. And a PERSISTENT lowering from the cloud base, illuminated by lightning.
And whether day or night, there’s a loud, continuous roar or rumble, which doesn’t fade like thunder. Some have compared it to the sound of a train. I’ve heard it, living near the downtown area when Lubbock was devastated by a tornado May 11,1970, and IT WAS LOUD! Here are a few safety tips: Avoid windows; Get in a shelter or basement; Go to the lowest floor, center of the house; In a mobile home, you’re safer outside; If driving in the open outdoors, get out of the car, if there’s no shelter, lie flat and facedown; In a mall, find an interior bathroom or storage room; In a theatre, go to an interior bathroom or hallway away from windows; In a skyrise, try to get to a lower floor and find an area away from windows.