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  • Learn More About Tornado Drills At Schools

    Learn More About Tornado Drills At Schools

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:55:05 GMT

    Over at Highland Elementary in Waterloo, students practice for for a tornado about three or four times a year. 

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    Over at Highland Elementary in Waterloo, students practice for for a tornado about three or four times a year. 

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  • Learn More About Tornado Simulators

    Learn More About Tornado Simulators

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:26:34 GMT

    We live in the country with the most extreme weather - from blizzards to damaging winds and tornadoes. Living in Iowa, we see all of it.

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    We live in the country with the most extreme weather - from blizzards to damaging winds and tornadoes. Living in Iowa, we see all of it.

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  • Learn More About Warning Sirens

    Learn More About Warning Sirens

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:25:39 GMT

    The spring and summer months bring all of us outdoors for extended periods of time, for decades, outdoor warning sirens have been used to warn us to get inside ahead of severe weather. 

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    It's a sound many of us are all too familiar with during the spring and summer months: Storm sirens, also known as outdoor warning sirens. 

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  • Learn More About Getting Your Home 'Safe Place' Ready

    Learn More About Getting Your Home 'Safe Place' Ready

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:15:31 GMT
    This picture shows the chilling damage from the 2008 EF5 tornado that ripped through Parkersburg, killing two and destroying nearly 300 homes.This picture shows the chilling damage from the 2008 EF5 tornado that ripped through Parkersburg, killing two and destroying nearly 300 homes.

    WHEN IT COMES TO SEVERE WEATHER, THERE'S SIMPLY NO PLACE LIKE HOME--BUT NOT ALL HOMES ARE CREATED EQUAL.         BUT WHERE YOU ARE AND HOW YOU HANDLE THOSE SITUATIONS AT HOME ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.     STORMTRACK SEVEN'S BRAD HANSON TELLS YOU THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND. Brad Hanson, @bhansonKWWL) "One of things you want to keep in mind, though, is you do want to put your shoes on, and if you have one, put a helmet on too. ...

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    In the event that severe weather strikes, there's no place like home.  If you are at home or near home, experts say that's the best spot to be.

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  • Learn More About What To Do If You're Caught In Your Car During A Storm

    Learn More About What To Do If You're Caught In Your Car During A Storm

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:10:16 GMT

    If you're caught in your car during a thunderstorm or tornado, you may have heard that an overpass or bridge is the safest place to take shelter. Well, you may want to start working on a plan "B." 

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    If you're caught in your car during a thunderstorm or tornado, you may have heard that an overpass or bridge is the safest place to take shelter. Well, you may want to start working on a plan "B." 

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  • Learn More About Mobile Home Safety

    Learn More About Mobile Home Safety

    Monday, April 17 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-04-17 15:53:40 GMT

    Since 1991, nearly 40 percent of tornado-related deaths occurred when shelter was taken in a mobile home. With correct anchoring, federal laws require mobile homes in Iowa to withstand winds around 75 mph. But an EF-0 tornado (the lowest rating for a tornado) can create wind speeds to 85 mph.

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    Since 1991, nearly 40 percent of tornado-related deaths occurred when shelter was taken in a mobile home. With correct anchoring, federal laws require mobile homes in Iowa to withstand winds around 75 mph. But an EF-0 tornado (the lowest rating for a tornado) can create wind speeds to 85 mph.

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