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Be ready for the next emergency. (flickr, Global X)
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Are You Ready in the Event of an Emergency?

If there's one positive that can come from a tragic event like this mornings tornados in Henderson County, parts of Newburgh, and Harrisburgh, IL, is that we can learn from it. As I mentioned earlier today, my family and I were fortunate that the storm stayed south of I-164 miles away from our home on the north side of Evansville. When we first heard a tornado had touched down south of Mt. Vernon around 5:30am and was heading east toward Evansville, we packed up the kids and made a bee-line for the basement just to be safe. But what if we weren't so lucky? Were we adequately prepared to deal with the aftermath if the storm had torn through our neighborhood instead? Honestly, no we weren't. But thanks to tips from the American Red Cross, we can be.

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Red Cross Comes to the Aid of Newburgh-Henderson Tornado Victims

In the aftermath of this morning's tornado, the Red Cross has done what the Red Cross does frankly, and made itself available to those affected by this mornings events and offered information to those of us who weren't affected but would like to help out our friends and neighbors in the Newburgh and Henderson areas.

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Photos of Tornado Damage in Newburgh – [GALLERY]

I normally don't wake up when my wife's alarm goes off at 5:30am, but today was obviously different. While there wasn't much more than rain happening at my house on the North Side, the storm sirens were in full force. We turned on the TV to hear that a tornado had touched down south of Mt. Vernon and was heading toward Evansville. Off to the basement we went.

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Possible Tornado Kills Three in Harrisburg, IL and One in Missouri – Several More Missing and Injured

Here in Newburgh, we experienced high winds and a possible F-1 tornado that caused damage this morning at 6 a.m. but no fatalities have been reported. In our neighboring city of Harrisburg, IL, it has been reported that inclement weather h

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Leap Year Storm Possible F-1 Tornado [Photo Gallery of Newburgh]

In an effort bring you the most up-to-date coverage of the aftermath of the storms that hit early Wednesday, February 29, 2012, we have included a photo gallery with our exclusive pictures of the storm damage. If you have any additional photos to add, send them to ashley.sollars@townsquaremedia.com and keep checking back for more photos and news coverage of the Leap Year Storm.

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Strong Winds Damages Homes in Newburgh and Across the Tri-State

It has been reported that several homes along Peachtree Street in Downtown Newburgh have been damaged by a possible tornado around 6 a.m. which came from across the river. We will report more and post pictures in the coming hour

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Dog With Two Broken Legs Crawls Home Three Weeks After Tornado

It's not just the human spirit that can show amazing resiliency in times of crisis.

A dog named Mason who was blown out of his home when a tornado tore through North Smithfield, Alabama on April 27 crawled back three weeks later. And we do mean crawled.

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Crazy Tornado Footage

The tornado that slammed Joplin, MO on May 22, like the others around the country recently, has resulted in stunning first-person video accounts. With the popularity of video capability on smartphones (not to mention digital cameras) we are now not only seeing the damage closer than ever, but we are also seeing what it's like to wait for the storm, then experience it.

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