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Severe weather the talk of the state capitol

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Severe Weather was the talk of the day at the Michigan State Capitol Tuesday morning. This is severe weather awareness week, a time to remember the awesome, terrible ability of Mother Nature to wreak havoc.

The Michigan State Police and the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness sponsored the event. It featured the winning entries of four elementary school students who competed in the Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest.

National Weather Service Spokesman, Rich Pollman, was also there, and stressed ideas to keep safe in severe weather.

“Knowing how to get weather information, whether it’s through television, radio, through cell phone technology," Pollman said. "A good tool to have is a NOAA weather radio, which can make an alarm sound that will wake you up in the middle of the night. Then if a tornado warning is issued, if you have a basement get to that basement. If you don’t have a basement, get to the lowest floor and put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible. A small closet, a small hallway or a small bathroom where there is no outside wall, no windows, is the best place to be if you don’t have that basement.”

Meteorologist Chris Easlick has been hard at work all week bringing you information to be prepared for severe weather. 

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