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Staying safe in a tornado

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As severe thunderstorms swept through northeastern Montana on Monday night creating damage, the National Weather Service issued one tornado warning that night.

Knowing what to do before and after a tornado could mean the difference between life and death.

According to the Red Cross, don't wait for a tornado advisory to act.

Preparing beforehand is important to stay safe.

The Red Cross recommends people to listen to  your local radio or television stations for the latest updates.

If in a sturdy home, seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest level.

If in a mobile home move to an underground shelter if possible or find a local emergency shelter.

If you are caught outside during a tornado, the red cross says to stay away from bridges and overpasses.

If strong winds are pushing your vehicle, stay in your car and pull over.

Put your head below the windows and cover yourself from any debris.

If evacuated, only return if authorities say it's safe to do so.

After a tornado has passed, check yourself for any injuries and provide any first aid to those in need until help arrives.

Continue to listen to your local radio or television stations for further instructions.


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