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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado safety at work

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) This week is severe weather awareness week across the Carolinas. We are going to be giving you tips and tricks to help you stay prepared and help you stay ahead of the storm. 

Most people know what to do in the event of a tornado that occurs at home but what about the steps you need to take if a tornado strikes and you're at work? Well, the same precautions are used. Go to the most interior room within the building. Most of the time that will be a bathroom, break room or conference room. Your workplace should have an action plan or place that is labeled that you need to go to in the event of severe weather and if not, talk to your boss and find out what the best place is. If you work in a building with multiple levels, remember to try and get to the lowest level if it is safe to do so. Also, never take the elevator when severe weather is around. The stairs are going to be the safety and fastest route to take.

No matter when severe weather strikes, you need to be prepared and be ready. Continue to follow WMBF News throughout the week so you can hear the rest of the tips we have for you. Don't forget to have the free WMBF News weather app downloaded on your smart phone as well. 

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