CLINTON — While the majority of Illinois tornadoes occur between April 1 and June 30, the tornado outbreaks on Nov. 17, 2013 and Feb. 20, 2014 proved that these violent storms may happen any time of the year.
Tornadoes can be deadly and cause serious injuries and property damage, but people can act to protect themselves and their families. Throughout March, the DeWitt County/Clinton Emergency Management Agency will join the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and other emergency management agencies across the state to promote severe weather preparedness.
IEMA and the National Weather Service have prepared a Severe Weather Preparedness Guide that provides information on what you should do before, during and after a tornado, severe thunderstorm or flooding. The guidebook is available at www.Ready.Illinois.gov. For the complete article see the 03-04-2014 issue.
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