By now you've probably heard of the tornadoes that have occured in the Midwest of the US. For those who are looking to stay informed via the internet, here are some media outlets that are providing live updates.
Please note that you should always question the information that any media outlet provides to make sure that you have accurate information. The death tolls are often different depending on network and in fact, the Medical Examiner's office even revised their death toll number today from 91 to 24.
I've also found this twitter handle of the National Weather Service in Norman, OK very useful in getting up to date weather information for that area from a reliable source.
Things that you can do
- Keep those affected in your hearts
- Research & Donate to a reliable charity or fund
- Stay informed!
This last one is particularly important. You never know what's going to happen so even if you don't plan on being in an area with tornado risk, you should know what to do if a tornado siren goes off. I had no clue until yesterday, but now I know!
- Get in a basement. If not possible...
- Get in a bathtub (with a mattress on top). If not possible...
- Move away from all windows
There are also specialists who explain why the region is not only prone to tornadoes, but also why we are seeing such destructive tornadoes so late into spring.
My thoughts are with those affected.
_________________________*Please note that I am not endorsing any of the media outlets listed or linked above.