The Daily Republican, based in Marion, Ill., ust west of Harrisburg, had this fantastic followup to the storm.
About three quarters of the news hole on the front was devoted to its 5 Things to do when disaster strikes.
The information is from the State of Illinois Emergency Management Agency. If you can't read the text on the page image above, here is a breakdown of the five things:
1. Know the terms used to describe tornado threats. Tornado watch means the conditions are right for a twister. Tornado warning means a funnel cloud has been spotted and to take shelter immediately.
2. Use technology to the fullest. In other words, stay connected to find out the latest weather developments when conditions are right for a tornado.
3. Determine the best location in your home and workplace to see shelter. Basements are usually good. If you don't have a basement, the agency recommends an interior room with no windows, such as a bathroom. Small interior hallways are good, too.
4. If you're outdoors. Get inside, if possible. If not, find a ditch or culvert and use your arms to protect your head from flying debris.
5. If you're driving. Do NOT park under a bridge or overpass. Pull over, get out and find a building. No building nearby? See No. 4.
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