Tornado safety, what do you do?

I feel a bit ashamed, I am not prepared. You see, we don't get tornadoes here very often, but hurricanes we do. Yesterday I was sitting in an appointment with my daughter and my phone goes off with a tornado warning. In big letters it says "FIND SHELTER" so I internally freak out, while keeping my cool with the kids. I'm about 20 minutes from home and there's no way I am making that drive with the warnings. The next best thing I can think of is to go somewhere for us to eat dinner and hope things calm down.

It all passes in about an hour so we head home. Our power is out and it's almost dark. my phone is beeping it's last little chirps of life. I don't even know where my candles are . I was woefully unprepared, to say the least.

Do you have supplies in a ready to find place? I have learned my lesson and will be putting flashlights and candles in a bag somewhere easy to find.

On a good note, we have power again!

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    05/23/14
    We don't have that in Vermont thankfully. We have good thunder and lightning and hail some times and bad snow storms.
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      05/23/14
      8Theresa Gould
      We do not have a prepardness kit or anything but we'd go in the basement of our rental home.
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        05/23/14
        5Tabitha
        Tornado-Lowest level enclosed room, no windows. Take something to put over your head-mattress is recommended. Hands are ok if nothing else is available. A bathroom works, too. Get the heck out of a trailer if you are in one. A southwest room is better, tornadoes are stronger on the backside and typically move south east to north east.
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