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Posted: May 10, 2016

Astounding photo shows boy surviving Oklahoma tornado


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NORMAN, Okla. —

Tornadoes have been sweeping across the Midwest this week, and one boy was home alone when his Norman, Oklahoma, neighborhood was struck.

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A photo, captured by Todd Lindley with the National Weather Service Norman Forecast Office, shows the value of heeding tornado safety rules.

"This young man was home alone and survived. In this case advice to shelter in small room, middle of home worked," NWS Norman tweeted Tuesday.

Related: Incredible tornado photos from Monday’s outbreak

According to the National Weather Service, in the event of a tornado, families should pick a "tornado safe room," such as a storm cellar, basement or "interior room on the lowest floor with no windows," which is often a bathroom in many homes.

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