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Safety rules in a tornado

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Updated: 5/21/2013 7:18 pm

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla.-- When a tornado is barreling down, there's not much time to prepare.

Susan Bush knows that, that's why she has a plan.

"Any time anything was coming, we knew we had a took where we could go, especially for the kids. There's 30 something grandkids," she said.

If a twister forms, Bush will head for this bathroom with what supplies she can gather. Capt. Bernita Bush with Clay County Fire Rescue says  that's the right place to be.

"Anywhere within the home which has no interior windows and has secure walls to it," she said.

When you head to your safety spot, consider bringing a weather radio to stay informed, a flashlight in case the power goes out and pillows to cover your head. If you're stuck out in public during a tornado, find the nearest hallway or closet.

Bush believes a little planning now could end up saving your life later.

"Those plans are not something we should leave to chance until the moment we actually need them. They need to be laid in places well before the event occurs," she said.

Bush agrees, that's why she plans on getting her entire family on board.

"We never told them that's the place to go, but if it ever comes to that, they'd know it's a safe place to go."

Emergency managers also suggest putting together a grab and go box, that way If a storm hits, you'll have important documents, medications and cash in one spot.

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