Severe Storm Safety
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You've probably heard of very powerful, dangerous storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Hurricanes are especially large storms with very strong winds and lots of rain. Especially strong hurricanes are capable of blowing down buildings and trees. Fortunately, because hurricanes are so large and relatively slow moving, scientists can tell people where and when they are approaching. This gives people time to evacuate or leave the area to avoid the most dangerous part of the storm. Tornadoes are smaller, very powerful storms that are much harder to predict and often take people by surprise. Tornadoes are especially common in the United States where they destroy property every year and cause loss of life. An underground shelter such as a storm cellar or a safe basement is the best place to go when a tornado approaches. If tornadoes are in the area, it's important to follow the safety instructions of adults.
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