Tornados are one of nature’s most powerful—and terrifying—forces, unleashing ferocious winds, flooding rainfall, deadly cloud-to-ground lightning and frequently destructive (and large) hail.

Huddling in your basement as a funnel cloud rotates toward your neighborhood is scary enough. But what if you’re driving and you spot one? Whether you’re on a country road, a city boulevard or an interstate highway, would you know where to go?

With the peak of storm season upon us, here’s some advice from experts at The Weather Channel, the National Weather Service and other sources on getting out of harm’s way when you and your car are close to sharing the road with a twister.

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