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Tornado Safety Tips

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Alabama tornado damage, April 2011
Alabama tornado damage, April 2011

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) there is no guaranteed safety during a tornado. Indeed, we must take seriously even the possibility of a tornado. Although the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and those within it, extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are very rare. Most tornadoes are much weaker. You can survive a tornado if you follow safety precautions. Read more about ways to keep yourself and your family safe during a tornado.

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) is a course developed by the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services to prepare state and local health departments for disaster response. Read about EHTER and how public health responders used their training to respond to tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri.

 

 

Also, read a personal story about tornado safety, When Preparedness Hits Home

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