IL Agency Makes Tornado Safety Video for Students
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois officials are encouraging schools across the state to talk to students about tornado safety when they return to class.
To help get the message across, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is asking school administrators and others to watch a video about tornado preparedness it just released.
In a news release, the agency says the video outlines steps such as identifying shelter space within school buildings and plans they can make to move students to a shelter location if there is a threat of a tornado.
Included in the video is security camera footage from Joplin, Mo. school on the day last year when the tornado that killed more than 160 people struck the community