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Prepare yourself when lightning strikes

TV5's Ben Bowman lets us know how to be safe when severe weather hits, with tips on how to safely prepare when lightning strikes.
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When and why a weather alert is issued

TV5's David Custer lets us know why the National Weather Service issues a severe weather bulletin and when it happens.
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Teaching kids tornado safety at school

The Oklahoma tornado that leveled an elementary school is serving as a reminder to be ready at all times. More>>

TV5 wants you...to be a weather spotter

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TV5 is looking for viewers who would like to become weather spotters. 
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Stocking up for when the power goes out

Whenever there's a major weather event, it's always important to make sure you're prepared for whatever comes your way. More>>

Insurance experts sound off on storm preparations

Do you have a plan? TV5's Gino Vicci has some advice that could help you avoid losing thousands of dollars. More>>

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Tips for tornado safety

TV5's Lauren Fahrenkrug lets us know that severe weather season is here and now is a great time to double check your safety plan in case there is a tornado in your neighborhood. More>>

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Hundreds of photos showing area flooding have come into the TV5 Newsroom -- take a look through some of the best here. More>>

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Many parts of Mid-Michigan are experiencing flooding -- the picture above shows a dumpster floating down the Pine River -- check out more extreme weather photos inside this slideshow! More>>

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Check out pictures submitted to TV5 of flooded areas around Mid-Michigan. More>>

Weather Safety: Dealing with Lightning

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Lightning is one of the most devastating weather phenomena's that can be experienced -- with proper knowledge and safety practices you can protect yourself, family and property. More>>

Weather Explained: Watch vs. Warning

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An effective way The National Weather Service protects people, property and the economy is by issuing what are called "watches" and "warnings." More>>

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These amazing pictures show Mother Nature's wondrous yet destructive power from all over our globe. More>>

Officials say the tornado that touched down in Dexter, northwest of Ann Arbor, had winds estimated around 135 mph based on damage. More>>

Tornado victim credits TV warnings for survival

Patrick Kennedy says he will never look at severe weather the same. More>>

Do you know how to use WNEM.com’s weather maps, tools?

TV5's Catherine Bodak shows you some tricks of the trade when navigating through WNEM.com and its weather page. More>>

Anatomy of a tornado

TV5's Catherine Bodak breaks down the Dexter tornado. More>>

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