During a tornado why do you go in the bathroom?

United States
April 1, 2008 9:52am CST
So my family has a basement but my husband and I have been looking at apartments and so forth. I was just curious though, why is it that during a tornado if you don't have a basement you are supposed to go in the bathtub and cover your head? What is significant about the bathtub?
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
2 Apr 08
There are many reasons... 1- Smaller Room equals safer plus bathrooms are usually towards center of most houses which means extra walls on either side. 2- Piping all around house to help protect you and give you something to hold onto if it comes to that. 3- Usually no window or a very small window. 4- Tubs are pretty strong and heavy for hiding in. 5- Most bathrooms have less items to become weapons in the wind.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Apr 08
Very good girl. Either I taught you well or you watched a lot of TV. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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• United States
11 Apr 08
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@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
4 Apr 08
You would go to the bathtub because it is in the center of the house, little or no windows, plus the tub is heave, it is attathed to the wall, it has piping holding it down also.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Apr 08
It is beacuse you should be away from windows and most bathtrooms don't have a window or a very small window. There is more structure for protection from flying debris is another reason. Plus the tub is a protective area as well down low from other itmes in the room. A few other reasons as well. There is more wall area that isn't exsposed to the outside as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
2 Apr 08
Hi - I think its because the bathtub / bathroom area is connected to pipes, which hold the room down more or something like that. (Less chance of being blown away.) Good question!