As officials in Nashville provide updates after deadly tornadoes ripped through their city early Tuesday morning, Illinois officials want residents to be prepared for tornado season and other potentially dangerous weather.

Several tornadoes ripped through the Nashville area Monday night into Tuesday morning, killing at least 24 and injuring dozens more. Hours later, Illinois’ monthly tornado siren tests went off across the state. 

Rebecca Clark with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said residents need to be ready for the next potentially dangerous storm.


Every home, Clark said, should have emergency equipment such as flashlights, first aid supplies and an NOAA weather radio.


Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois is March 1 to March 7 and March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month.



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