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Be Prepared Before the Storm Strikes



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ANCHOR LEAD: With the severe weather season upon us, and several tornadoes already occurring this year, preparing before a storm strikes is important. While most tornadoes typically last just a few minutes, they can leave behind incredible damage. Although the Plains and Southern portion of the country are often the hardest hit, nearly every state is at risk. Brian Osuch has more on how you can be prepared before the storm strikes. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. 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) Stay informed by signing up for severe weather alerts from your mobile device. It's important to plan ahead, make an emergency plan and identify the safest place to go should a tornado approach. OnStar's Crisis Assist service helps Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC owners during emergencies like tornadoes. With just a push of the OnStar button, advisors are available 24/7 with weather updates, evacuation routes and dispatching emergency services for you or others impacted by the tornado. 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 more than 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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