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Keeping your family safe during severe weather

By Grant Dade - bio - email

Today starts Severe Weather Awareness Week here in Texas so I thought we would review the best practices for keeping you and your family safe during severe weather. Today we will discuss where to seek shelter from a tornado if caught outside or in your car. For years the meteorological community has been telling people if you are caught outside or in your car during a tornado the best place to seek shelter in and a ditch or ravine and to cover your head. This is still the best choice for protecting yourself during a tornado if caught outside without sturdy shelter nearby but during April of 1991, a large tornado outbreak hit Kansas and from this event, video of a news team first trying to outrun a tornado and then seeking shelter under an overpass changed the public's outlook on where to seek shelter. Click here to read more and watch tornado video.

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