Verify: How do you stay safe in a tornado?

CBS19's Taeler De Haes verifies the do's and don'ts of taking shelter during a tornado.

TYLER - After a string of devastating tornadoes in East Texas, several lives were lost and viewers asked questions. We verified how you can stay safe in a tornado in your home, on the road or in a classroom. 

We found the best place to be in a home is on the lowest, most interior room. If you don't have a space fitting the criteria, go to a closet or bathroom. 

If you're on the road, get out of car and duck down in a ditch. We found staying in your car is not the safest option, because high winds can pick your car up hundreds of feet, leaving little room for survival after a fall. 

Our source said avoid hiding under an overpass, despite what you've heard. The overpass creates a wind tunnel and become more dangerous. 

VERIFY: Sources

National Weather Service

Lee Carlaw, Meteorologist 

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