When a tornado touches down it’s the quick and intelligent reactions that can save you from serious injury or escaping without a scratch. If you have a basement or storm cellar to ride the storm out in, those are the most likely places you’ll escape serious injury. If you’re less fortunate and do not have a basement or cellar to ride out the storm, seek the most interior room in your house, where windows and other flying debris would have a hard time reaching you. Also, look for a sturdy place to pin your body to. Most scientists believe that pinning your body against a door frame in the most interior room in your house (most commonly a bathroom) or seeking shelter under a sturdy piece of furniture, are the safest places to be in a tornado for those who don’t have a basement.