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Myth No. 6: Abandon your car and lie in a ditch if caught in a tornado

should you lie in a ditch during a tornado?

If you're caught in a tornado, your first plan of action should be to find shelter, says Judge. But if that's not possible, diving into a ditch could be dangerous.

It’s true that a ditch can offer a temporary escape from flying debris. However, if you seek shelter in a car, put on your seat belt, crouch below window level and turn on the ignition so that air bags will deploy if an object hits the vehicle. "That, to me, is the better way than to jump down into a ditch," says Judge.

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