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So you think we don't have tornadoes in Maine?

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July 1, 2013

Maine has on average two tornadoes a year, often associated with severe thunderstorms. In fact we've had two already this year! The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement, under a sturdy piece of furniture. If you don't have a basement, find an interior room or hallway on the ground floor, away from windows, and use pillows or blankets to pad your body. Never stay in a mobile home or vehicle. Get out and go to the nearest sturdy shelter, or lie flat in a ditch or other low spot, and cover your head with your hands. Learn more.

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