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Springfield tornado safety: What to know if you have no basement?

When a tornado warning is issued, emergency management agencies first suggest people take shelter in the lowest level of their home, the basement. But that’s not a plausible option for many people in southwest Missouri. The geologic makeup of the area here means many homes across this corner of the state don’t allow for basements…