Tornadoes make me nervous. We don't have basements, here, you see. You can't have a basement when you live at sea level. I know how to prepare for a hurricane...I've ridden out many. But the tornadoes that the hurricane spawns? Make me paranoid!
when i was a kid me and my family got caught up in a tornado while camping in kansas on our way back from the rocky mountains. my parents got out of the tent just in time for it to see it sail away like a flying saucer. we spent the night in the campground's shelter so we were fine. we found the tent a few miles away wrapped around a telephone pole.
I've only been in two tornadoes in my lifetime. I live in Oregon, where that sort of thing is unheard of, but they happened regardless. One touched down at my Grandmother's farm while we were bucking hay bales, and the other while I was returning home from a town about 30 miles away from my house. Both times, I was driving my truck, and both times I showed very little regard for fallen debris or traffic laws.
The first time, I just drove through the hay fields to my grandmothers house (still dragging the fully loaded hay trailer) and holed up there.
The second time, though, I was stuck on the highway, with the twister enclosing on my position, and there was an accident ahead, which completely stopped traffic. When I heard the radio report and looked in my rearview mirror, I saw it touch down about five miles away, and I flipped. The highway had a wide grass median in the center, so I dropped my truck into 4 wheel high, drove around the accident and floored it the entire way home. Glad I did, because sure enough, ten minutes later, the twister came through and about leveled the whole damn town.