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Would you know what to do if a twister blew in your direction? When a tornado warning is issued, that means a tornado has been seen in that area. If a warning is issued where you are, seek shelter immediately, in a basement or storm cellar if possible.
This storm came quickly, leaving little time for Southern Tier residents to prepare. Tornadoes can cause massive damage quickly. Does every member of your family know the safest place in your home to go if a tornado touches down? Is your emergency supply kit stocked with the supplies you'll need if power outages or travel restrictions leave you stranded for a couple days?
Take some time now to review these tornado safety tips, because unlike Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," you can't simply click your heels and go back home if a twister rips through your neck of the woods!