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Published April 16, 2012, 04:47 PM

Emergency managers urge storm shelter plan

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tornadoes swept through the Midwest over the weekend, killing six people in one Oklahoma town including three children. It's a stark reminder of Mother Nature's wrath. Today kicks off Severe Weather Awareness Week.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Tornadoes swept through the Midwest over the weekend, killing six people in one Oklahoma town including three children. It's a stark reminder of Mother Nature's wrath. Today kicks off Severe Weather Awareness Week.

While North Dakota may not be part of tornado alley, Dave Rogness with Cass Fargo Emergency Management says don't take anything for granted. If you live in an apartment, you're advised to seek shelter in an interior space on the lowest level. If you live in a mobile home, you should have an evacuation plan in place.

Dave Rogness – Cass Fargo Emergency Manager: “Generally speaking, we encourage people no matter where they are whether it's at home or at the workplace to know what the plan is to have a plan and to be prepared to execute that to know what the warning system is in their area.”

Tornadoes took the lives of 551 people last year in the U.S. 132 tornadoes have been confirmed so far this year including one in Elysian, Minnesota.

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