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The Fall Weather Safety and Preparedness Campaign is underway this week

A forest in autumn with colorful leaves
Billy Freeman

During the fall season, it is a smart idea to be prepared for severe weather hazards that occur this season.

The Fall Weather Safety and Preparedness Campaign runs through this week, which is a chance to increase awareness and prepare those in the region for severe weather often experienced in the fall.

Meteorologist Rachel Trevino says it's important to be prepared for a tornado or heavy thunderstorm.

"It gets dark earlier. It's hard to see things. You don't have all the daylight you do in the spring and summer to see things. When it's dark, it's more dangerous. We don't want anyone in harm's way, even if they're trying to help us."

The National Weather Service in Paducah suggests those in the region pay attention to emergency alerts on their phones, TV and radio.

Ava Steffens is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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