UPDATE (6:07 p.m.) - The tornado warning for Litchfield County and Berkshire County has expired; however, severe thunderstorm watch continues through western and central Mass., northern Conn., southern N.H. and northern R.I. Click here for the latest update.
(NECN) - This is for Northeastern Litchfield County in Northern Conn., Southern Berkshire County in Western Mass., the extreme Northeastern Dutchess County in East central New York and South Central Columbia County in East Central New York until 6 p.m.
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement.
Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room, such as a closet.
Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.
If in mobile homes or vehicles, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.
*Material from the Associated Press used in this report*