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Staying Safe in All Weather

by / Tuesday, 03 May 2011 / Published in Blog - Space Log

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The south is still in recovery mode after the storms that ripped through the area in the last few weeks. Some NASA images taken via Landsatellite are helping scientists understand the paths of the tornadoes. You might have heard your parents talking about the storms, or maybe you even live near where they took place. Storms that involve tornadoes should be taken seriously, so it’s good to be informed about what to do just in case. If you hear grown-ups talking about a tornado watch, this just means that the current weather conditions are right to possibly produce a tornado. Think of it like this…during a tornado watch, the weather services are just on the lookout for tornadoes, watching for a possible one.

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If you hear that a tornado warning has been issued, this means an actual tornado has been spotted in the area. This is when it’s time to head to a safe room, maybe a basement or bathroom with no windows. Anything unknown can seem scary, but with the right information and awareness, we can all take the necessary precautions and stay safe.

For more information about staying safe and informed about weather and storms, visit this siteand become a Disaster Action Kid! Stay safe friends!

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