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Seminar encourages public to plan for natural disasters

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Region 8 was given a chance to learn what they can do in situations where a tornado is near.

A severe weather safety seminar was held on Saturday at the Valley View High School Fine Arts Center.

Although Region 8 has not seen much severe weather recently, Ben Schott with the National Weather Service wants everyone to make sure they have a plan and materials for those cases.

"We talked a little bit about all the signs mother nature gives you when there is severe weather coming towards you and then also how people can have some little responsibility to look at weather information and look at possible (storms) around them", says Schott.

The seminar was free. Region 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Bryan McCormick also attended the event.

People were trained on how to react if they spotted severe storms.

Schott says there is no way he can stress enough how crucial it is to have a plan and disaster kit.

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