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  Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado
Suggestions to stay safer

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- When the weather service announces a local tornado warning, your family should have a plan to stay safe.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • Create an emergency plan for tornadoes, including where to seek shelter. Identify two exits from each room and make sure you have escape access from upper floors.
  • Mark important areas in your home, including where fire extinguishers, first aid kits and utility switches are located.
  • Make sure family members can provide basic first aid and can use a fire extinguisher. Everyone also should know how to turn off gas, electricity and water.
  • Check with your child's school about emergency dismissal policies.
  • Teach children about what a tornado is, and how to take shelter at home and school.

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