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Tornado Preparedness

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss what Hoosiers can do to help Joplin residents, as well as what we can do to prepare for emergencies here in Indiana.

Joplin, MO - Rangeline Tornado Damage

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With 116 dead at most recent count, last week's tornado in Joplin, Missouri was not only the second major tornado disaster in less than a month — it was also the deadliest single twister in 60 years.

It’s tornado season, and this year a number of storms have swept through the Southern states of the U.S., from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Bristol, Virginia. The state of Oklahoma declared a state of emergency after a tornado outbreak left at least 8 dead. And with 116 dead at most recent count, last week’s tornado in Joplin, Missouri was not only the second major tornado disaster in less than a month — it was also the deadliest single twister in 60 years.

Dozens of tornadoes have sprung up in Indiana this season, and several tore through south-central Indiana this week, leaving thousands without power, and many without even a roof over their head.

Our guests this week on Noon Edition are Sue Gulley, Executive Director of Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross; Gerri Husband, of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Kurtis Gwartney, News Director for KGOU Public Radio in Oklahoma; and Jesse Hawila, of the Ball State Stormchasers.

You can join a live chat at www.wfiu.org/noonedition, or call into the program at 855-0811 to join the conversation.

Noon Edition airs Fridays at 12:06.

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