While the winter storms have pelted Iowa with snow and ice, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says spring could bring much worse. FEMA spokesperson Cindy Taylor says the agency is encouraging Iowans to think ahead and be prepared for spring and summer tornadoes.A FEMA study of tornado-prone states last year found 44-percent of the people didn’t know they could take action to prevent storm damage. Taylor says their education program is called “Project Impact.” It asks you to think about what you would do if a tornado hits.She says you should make a plan for what your family will do in the case of the storm. The plan should include a safe place to ride out the storm. She says you can also safeguard your home.You should remove debris and things around your home that might fly about in a storm. You should be sure your roofing is properly nailed down to withstand a storm. Taylor says you should also have a way of getting a warning when a storm hits.You can buy a weather radio that sounds an alarm when a tornado warning is issued. For more information on how you can prepare for a storm, check out FEMA’s website at: www.fema.gov/impact.
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