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Published May 11, 2010, 11:08 AM

Kennedy Elementary students get a lesson on staying safe in severe weather

(WDAY TV) - Kennedy Elementary students are now experts on staying safe in severe weather.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Today, Climatologist NDSU Adnan Akyuz (ACCUSE) had students wear bike helmets: showing them that this is a better form of protection than just your hands.

He showed what 195 mile per hour wind gusts can do to a kickball and that the likelihood of a tornado actually hitting your home is slim. Still, some students know what to do in case of this emergency.

"And when the tornado goes, sometimes you have to go underground because that's the safest place to go for a tornado so then you don't get in it."

North Dakota has an average of 22 tornados a year.