The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch which is in effect for the following counties until 10:00 PM - Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona.

Ready.gov offers these tips to stay safe:

  • Watch out for dark, rotating clouds.
    If you see one, take shelter immediately!
  • Listen for a tornado siren.
    If you hear it, seek shelter immediately!
  • Turn on your TV/radio.
    You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Avoid unnecessary car trips.
    You don’t want to be caught outside if a tornado comes.
  • Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.
    These may become a safety hazard.

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