Tornadoes touch down in Contra Costa County, CaliforniaJanuary 24th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by BNO News
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — The National Weather Service says doppler radar indicates a tornado is on the ground in California’s Contra Costa County. A tornado warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department also said several funnel clouds are near the Willow Pass Grade, moving southeast at five miles per hour.
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture.
If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.
If in mobile homes or vehicles, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.
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