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Be Prepared Before the Storm Strikes



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ANCHOR LEAD: Nearly 50 tornadoes were reported Sunday as a severe weather system tore it's way through the Midwest. Brian Osuch has more on how you can be prepared before the storm strikes. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. With an average of one-thousand tornadoes each year, the U.S. has the highest number of tornado occurrences in the world. That's why OnStar's Mary Ann Adams says it's so important to be prepared. CUT: (Adams) Sign up for severe weather alerts from your mobile phone. And make a plan and know the safest place to go should a tornado approach. And, OnStar's Crisis Assist service also helps subscribers during emergencies like tornados. Remember, with just a push of the OnStar button, Advisors are available 24/7 with weather updates, evacuation routing and dispatching emergency services. SCRIPT: Tornadoes develop quickly and there's often little time to react. That's why OnStar fosters relationships with safety officials across the country. CUT: (Adams) OnStar works with over six-thousand 9-1-1 centers. This helps our specially trained Advisors connect subscribers to their local emergency responders, while pinpointing their exact location by using our GPS satellite technology. SCRIPT: For more, log onto OnStar.com and visit Ready.gov. That's Newsbreak from OnStar.
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