Overpass in tornado weather

Don’t Use A Highway Overpass To Escape A Tornado

On our Facebook page we posted a video by a driver who drove into the path of a tornado. Along with that video, we posted some tips on what to do if you should find yourself in the same situation, including the warning not to seek shelter under an overpass.

A video made in 1991 by a TV camera crew who sought shelter under an overpass has apparently led many to think that a highway overpass is the best shelter in a tornado. Not so, according to the weather experts at the National Weather Service. In their opinion, an overpass is the worst place to seek shelter. Read more: OVERPASSES AND TORNADO SAFETY