When severe weather hits, the weather service may issue a tornado watch or a tornado warning. A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in the area, but they are not confirmed. This alert means people should prepare to take cover.
A tornado warning means a tornado has either been sighted or confirmed by radar, and people should immediately take cover. The weather service suggests moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.
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