The track of devestation from the Birmingham tornado, one of the 753 tornadoes that struck during April 2011. | NASA

5 Tornado Safety Myths Debunked

There are a lot of tornado safety folklore and myths out there, so it can be hard to know what advice to follow. Here are five of the most pervasive tornado safety myths, as well as a few tips to follow.

Published On 03/29/2013
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A bright burst of lightning illuminates two after-dark tornadoes near La Crosse, Kansas on May 25, 2012. | Jim Reed/Corbis
This tornado was one of many spawned during a massive outbreak stretching from eastern Colorado to Oklahoma on May 23-24 in 2011. | Sean Waugh | NOAA | NSSL
A tornado near Anadarko, Oklahoma. | Wikimedia Commons/NOAA
Tornadoes are some of the most incredibly violent storms on Earth and can strike anywhere. This one hit downtown Miami in 1997. | Miami Herald/Getty Images