Illinois (March 7, 2013)
It's tornado season in the Midwest and they can strike with little warning, so prepare your family now for the unexpected. Tornadoes aren't always visible even during the daytime. Clouds or rain may keep you from spotting a funnel cloud.
Learn the tornado warning signals used in your community. The most common warning is a siren, which means you should stay inside and take cover immediately. If warning signals are not available, look for these signs of danger:
To prepare your family for a tornado, put together a disaster emergency kit and conduct family tornado drills in your home. Make sure each family member knows the tornado safety procedures for their workplace or school.
If you do see a tornado approaching, your best course of action will depend on where you are:
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