Tales of miraculous survival surfaced after a series of tornadoes ripped through 14 states and left at least 45 people dead over the weekend. But would you know what to do when tornadoes arrive?
More than 243 twisters have flattened towns across the Midwest and the South, from Oklahoma to Virginia, since Thursday. Some areas were hit with flash floods and hail.
Here are tips you can follow to stay safe before and during one of these fierce storms.
Tornadoes 101: Before the Storm