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Twister Safety

Did you know spring is tornado season in parts of the country? People in many communities are working to stay safe.

A tornado, or twister, is a spinning column of air with strong winds that can lift cars and destroy buildings. Tornadoes can strike anywhere, but most form in the southern and middle parts of the U.S.

Tornadoes often hit with little warning. So experts suggest that families and schools have drills to practice what to do if one’s on the way. One tip is to go to the lowest level of a building. Another is to stay away from windows.

“If there is a tornado, we should know how to handle it,” says Kansas third-grader Tyler Flesher.

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