Tornado Raises Questions of Safety

The video of two oil workers unsure of what to do as the Watford City tornado approached them at very close range has initiated a lot of conversation around the country as to what to do when a tornado approaches.  Most often in a tornado warning, the tornado dissipates, never forms at all, or hits somewhere other than where you are. This can create the overconfident feeling that tornadoes “never” hit.  Yet they do.  And when a tornado hits your house is not the time to be deciding what to do. All families should develop a plan.  Where is the best place in your house to go?  Is this place ready?  Are there flashlights and shoes handy? How will you meet up if separated and cell phone service is disrupted?  Prepare now and be ready just in case.    Meteorologist John Wheeler

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