Today’s headlines:The weather’s been a mess for the last week, and it’s not getting better.
And that’s a big reason why people are still looking for shelter in the snow.
In a new CNNMoney video, Weather Underground meteorologist David Titley explains how to tell if a tornado is real or fake.
(Video: CNNMoney)The latest weather reports.
In the past week, we’ve seen a spate of tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee, and we’re still waiting to see if there are any more to come.
Some tornadoes have torn the roofs off buildings, and others have ripped off trees.
We’ve also seen more severe weather and the potential for a tornado to hit in parts of Ohio and North Carolina.
So keep an eye out for those tornadoes and stay indoors.
What to do if you see a tornado:Report it to your local police department.
It’s your right to report a tornado, but if you do, you should be able to do so safely.
Police will then investigate.
If you have a vehicle, make sure to call the National Weather Service or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to report any problems with the vehicle.
If you’re driving in or near a tornado area, take precautions.
Do not leave anything behind.
Be prepared to take shelter in an area with low winds.
Be aware that tornadoes can produce intense hail, snow, and wind damage.
If tornadoes are on the way, don’t panic.
Get inside the house or apartment and be prepared to stay inside.
If your car is damaged or if you’re not sure whether it will survive, call 911.
Report any tornadoes to your state or local authorities.
The National Weather Center and National Weather Services offer a phone number for reporting tornadoes, as well as for sharing information on the storms and for getting emergency services help.