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What to Do in a Home Without a Basement During a Tornado?

One of the safest places to be during a tornado is in your basement. However, not everyone in the Ozarks has access to a basement. When the Joplin tornado struck, for instance, a majority of the city’s residents were without a...

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How Can I Make My Home Safer During a Tornado?

When designing or planning a new home in the Midwest, tornado-resistant construction practices can be an essential part of ensuring safety for your family. With the potential of wind speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, no home can...

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Developing a Safety Plan for Tornado Weather

Although tornadoes can occur with no warning, there are still ways you can prepare and protect your family when they hit. Creating a safety plan that you and your family can follow and practice will ensure your family is prepared to...

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What Is the Safest Room in a House During a Tornado?

When you live in southern Missouri, it is important to be educated and prepared in case of a sudden tornado. Everyone should know the most secure place in their home or apartment, so they can stay safe during dangerous storms. Today,...

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How Does a Stronghold Storm Shelter Protect Against Tornados?

Tornados are an unfortunate reality for those of us living in the Midwest. Those with a basement or storm shelter built into their home are likely aware that these are often the safest places to go if a tornado strikes. However,...

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