Severe weather is often unpredictable and can strike at any time. That's why officials all the way from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to the National Weather to local first responders say everyone should have a weather radio in their home. The problem right now, however, is that many retailers have sold out of the devices.

John Nell, Skywarn Facilitator at Lewis & Clark Community College, says weather radios provide a personal warning system for tornadoes and other dangerous weather.

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Nell says you should make sure everyone knows where to go if there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning, whether it be in you basement, a bathroom with no windows, or under a heavy piece of furniture.

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