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Top 5 Tips for Tornado Safety

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Know What to Look For

Swirling storm clouds are good indicators that a tornado may be imminent.
Swirling storm clouds are good indicators that a tornado may be imminent. NOAA

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Radios and weather reports are helpful, but tornadoes are tricky creatures and can appear out of nowhere. Keep an eye on the sky. The first clue a tornado is possible is a sickly green color. Clouds are another good indicator. If they're moving quickly, you should keep an eye on them, and if one starts to rotate in the shape of a funnel, you should take cover immediately. If a tornado watch or warning has been issued, hail is cause for concern. If you see flying debris or hear the sound of a train, head for your shelter immediately.

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