Severe weather season arrives here in Central Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Severe weather season is here and we know severe weather can strike Central Indiana at any time and being prepared is the first step towards staying safe.

Experts say getting the word out can be very effective, but from there residents need to make sure they are prepared and know what to do before severe weather strikes.

On Tuesday a tornado was confirmed in Greene County.

That prompted a warning in Monroe County issued by the National Weather Service.

Outdoor warning sirens activated along with a slew of notifications from Monroe County Emergency Management and even Indiana University in Bloomington notified residents and students through email, phone calls and mobile phone alerts and texts messages.

“Everyone should have a place in their home that they’ve pre identified for taking shelter and practice that with their family,” said Jim Comerford, Monroe Co. Emergency Management Agency Director.

No sever damage and no injuries were reported in Monroe County.

Comerford says most if not all the outdoor warning sirens in Central Indiana are activated only when a tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

Experts say you should have an emergency preparedness kit and a weather radio in your home.

Don't to download the CBS4 News Weather Authority app for your mobile device.

For information on how to prepare for a tornado, click here.

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