It’s severe weather season in Illinois, and the state emergency management agency says the best way to be prepared is to have a weather radio. Weather radios aren’t very expensive and can be found at most stores. IEMA director Jonathon Monken says more importantly, they save lives.

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Monken says another good idea is to pick a spot in your house ahead of time, where you would go if there is a tornado warning. Ideally, that would be in your basement. If you don’t have a basement, a closet or bathroom is your next best bet, away from any windows. Those in a mobile home should seek shelter under a heavy piece of furniture.

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