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Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM CDT

How to Prepare for Lightning Indoors

How to Prepare for Lightning Indoors

Brant Miller talks you through how to get prepared in the event a lightning storm descends on your area.

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:22 PM CDT

What to Do When a Tornado Heads for Your House

What to Do When a Tornado Heads for Your House

Andy Avalos takes you on a tour of a suburban home and points out the best and worst places to seek shelter when a tornado is bearing down.

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