If you are in a moving vehicle during an emergency, make sure you know what to do.
- If there is an explosion or other factor that makes it difficult to control the vehicle, pull over, stop the car and set the parking brake.
- If the emergency could impact the physical stability of the roadway, avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards.
- If a power line falls on your car you are at risk of electrical shock, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire. Don’t touch anything metal.
- Listen to the radio for information and instructions as they become available.
During a tornado:
- Get out of your vehicle and try to find shelter inside a sturdy building.
- A culvert or ditch can provide shelter if a substantial building is not nearby — lie down flat and cover your head with your hands.
- Do not take shelter under a highway overpass or bridge, because debris could get blown under them or the structures themselves could be destroyed.
During a flood:
- Never drive around barricades.
- If you come upon rapidly rising waters, turn around and find another route.
- If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.