Today is the second day of Severe Weather Awareness week, and today’s theme is tornado safety.
Last year in Missouri, there were 83 recorded tornadoes, with March bring 36 of them, with a total of 32 injuries and 1 death.
To help the public prepare, the National Weather Service has set up a watch and warning program.
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado, giving Missourians time to prepare.
A warning means a tornado has been sighted, or is being seen on radar, and people should take immediate cover.
The best place in most homes to get away from a tornado is in a basement. If one is not available move to an all interior small room or other interior location such as a hallway on the lowest level.