Winter Tornadoes in Illinois
Did you know that 20% of Illinois tornadoes occur in fall and winter? According to the State Climatologist office for Illinois, during a 67 year time frame between 1950-2016 57 tornadoes occurred during the month of December in Illinois. On average there is 1 tornado in Illinois every 1-2 Decembers.
A few of the tips to remember
- Have a safe shelter in place and make sure everyone in your family knows where the spot is.
- Have an emergency plan in place.
- Have an emergency kit ready and stored in the safe location.
- Have a way to receive emergency weather alerts.
- If you have pets, get the pets ready and into the shelter area well before the tornado is nearby
For more information of how to prepare for severe weather events visit Illinois.gov
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