Myth: Areas near rivers, lakes and mountains are safe from tornadoesFact: No place is safe from tornadoes. In the late 1980's, a tornado swept Yellowstone National Park leaving a path of destruction up and down a 10,000-ft. mountain.
Myth: The low pressure with a tornado causes buildings to "explode" as the tornado passes overhead.Fact: Violent winds and debris slamming into buildings cause most structural damage
Myth: Windows should be opened before tornado approaches to equalize pressure and minimize damage.Fact: Opening windows allows damaging winds to enter the structure. Leave the windows alone; instead, immediately go to a safe place.