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Page 6 June 27th, 2013 iiiiii%il ;ii;i Valley News & Views Tornados 101 Courtesy of Drayton City Office A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. In an average year, 800 tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in 80 deaths and over 1500 injuries. Tornadoes can occur anywhere at any time of the year. In the southern states, peak tornado occurrence is in March through May. The southern states are also susceptible to waterspouts or weak tornadoes that form over warm water. Waterspouts sometimes move inland, becoming tornadoes, causing damage and injuries. Tornadoes are also closely associated with hurricanes and often occur during Hurricane Season, June 1st through November 30th. When dealing with potentially dangerous weather, know what to listen for... Tornado Watch: issued when tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms. Tornado Warning: issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Move to your predesignated place of safety. Stay informed of weather conditions by tuning into local radio and television stations or by listening to NOAA Weather Radio for the latest tornado watches and warnings. Remember, tornadoes occasionally develop in areas in which a severe thunderstorm watch or warning is in effect, so listen for that information as well. Remain alert. Know what to look for. Environmental Clues: *dark, often greenish sky * wall cloud * large hail * loud roar, similar to freight train * some tornadoes appear as a visible funnel extending only partially to the ground * some tornadoes are clearly visible while others are obscured by rain or nearby low- hanging clouds Know what you can do. Tornado Safety Before the storm *Develop a plan for you and your family for home, work, school, and when outdoors. * Have frequent drills * Know the county in which you live, and keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins. * Listen to radio and television for information. * If planning a trip outdoors, listen to the latest forecasts and take necessary action if threatening weather is possible * Know who is most at risk - people in automobiles - elderly, very young, and physically or mentally impaired -people in manufactured (mobile) homes -people who may not understand the warning due to a language barrier If a warning is issued or threatening weather approaches: p I I I I I * In a home or building move to a pre- designated shelter, such as a basement. * If underground shelter is not available move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. * Stay away from windows * Get out of automobiles. *Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leve it immediately * If caught outside or in a vehicle, lie fiat in a nearby ditch or depression * Manufactured homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes and should be abandoned. Each year many people are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes despite advance warning. Some did not hear the warning while others received the warning but did not believe a tornado would actually affect them. After you have received a warning or observed threatening skies, YOU must make the decision to seek shelter before the storm arrives. It could be the most important decision you will ever make. I I I I I I~ p and save FIRE CALL: is "OH" for 16 seconds and "OFF" for 8 seconds, resulting in a high/ low variation for ! IA minutes. is "ON" for a 3 minute duration, with no or high/low variations. SEEK DANGER: is "ON" for 6 seconds and "OFF" for 3 seconds. This is a quick cycle of high/ low variations lasting for 3 minutes. STAY ILl I I I I I I I I I I BII Participants for 2013 The North Dakota initiative to help turn ideas since 2006. Last year, 160 Department of Commerce into a viable new business in participants submitted 75 and a statewide network ofNorth Dakota." ideas partners announced today Registration is availableThe program is organized that enrollment for the 2013 online at www.InnovateND,by the North Dakota Innovate ND program is corn with no enrollment Department of Commerce, open, highlighting a new deadline, which is a the UND Center for format that includes no change to the program Innovation and the NDSU deadlines. The program from previous years. The Research and Technology will feature six boot camps program includes online Park. for participants to attendentrepreneurial education, Forum Communications at entrepreneurial centersbusiness planning tools and is the lead sponsor. Partner across the state for education coaching to participants programsincludeDSUStrom on to how advance their new from their enrollment Center for Entrepreneurship or existing business venture, date to September 2013. and Innovation, IDEA Center Innovate ND is a statewideEntrepreneurial coaches will in Bismarck, Bismarck State initiative designed to form a unique, individualCollege Office of Innovation, help entrepreneurs turn plan to fit the goals of each and Minot State University innovative concepts into business venture enrolled in Severson Entrepreneurship viable new North Dakota the program. Academy. business ventures. The Nearly 725 participants program helps entrepreneurs in the development of their business ideas though access to coaches from entrepreneurial centers and onfi,]ne educational tools. North Dakota's economy continues to grow and we have a very positive business climate for start-ups," Commerce Commissioner A1 Anderson said. "The Innovate ND program has been instrumental in the development of more than 125 businesses. We invite anyone with a business idea to take advantage of this News we can use? Call the VNV Hot Line 701 360-3005 Or Email valleynv@polarcomm.corn I Subscribe or renew your I I subscription to ValleyNewsJ Jand ViewsOnline by going I www'valleynv'cm / J Winner of the Animal Republic[ and 475 business ideas have .... "" 3rnl:Imm y ~ i " Cenex Kid's Summer Fun Coloring Contest Three Age Groups 3-4 ** 5-6 ** 7-9 Winner in each group gets Pizza, 2 Cookies and Pop Pick Up Full Size Coloring Page At the C-Store Art Work Must be turned in By July 8th Winners will be picked July lOth Dear Lady D1, us on. She has a boyfriend too. She said it My sister and I have been fighting like cats would absolutely ruin the day if the boys and dogs. I moved home (temporarily) for came since this is a sisterly thing. She said one month after college before my boyfriend if I didn't un-invite them she wouldn't run in and I move in together July 1st. I'm 22 and the race. my sister is 24 living at home. She always has I'm torn, she always gets her way, yet to have the last word and attacks me verbally I'm wondering if she is sincere in wanting every chance she gets. Last weekend wasto Spend some time with me and make the last straw, amends? I bought a special graduation dress and she Sister Fear liked it so much she bought the same dress in Dear Fearless Sister, a different color. I didn't have a problem with I would like to think her intentions are that. Last Friday, I couldn't find my dress in my closet at my parent's house and called my sincere but they're not. The fans on the Mother at work to see if she knew where it sidelines are merely bystanders for a fun was, to no avail, race cheering everyone to victory. That was I called and text my sister at work to ask a dirty trick she maneuvered taking your her if she knew where it was or if she took it. dress without asking permission to borrow She did not respond to my texts for 6 hours it. To make matters worse she didn't reveal saying she was working. If she could text me its whereabouts until she returned it 2 days working, couldn't she text to tell me if she later. knew where the dress was or if she took it? Don't let her throw you under the bus; My Mother called her too and she wouldn't happily attend the race having the boys pick up my Mother's calls, cheer you on. If she opts out, all the better, no competing like mud slingers. If she Sunday was Father's Day and she came begrudgingly comes to run, sneak her home from aweekend spent at her boyfriend's house. She was an hour late for brunch and identical dress from her closet into your bag. walked in carrying my dress. She threw it at Just before race start, put it on. Tongue in me and said, "Here's your dress"! I bit my lip cheek, but you get the point; don't waiver in since I didn't want to escalate the situation the face of adversity and ensure she knows on Father's Day. She loves to start a fight how you really feel. and I didn't want to give her the satisfaction. Lady Di Believe me, I was furious. Write Lady Di confidentially at A month ago, my sister signed us up for DearLadyDi@gmail.com Letters can be a 5K mud run this Saturday. I told her my mailed to; Dear Lady Di, 8351 West Bush boyfriend and his friend we're going to cheer Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438 Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons Show Some ::: :have Love with Baked Beans i i i (Ix . 74,871) ] ,, Teed a recipe that will impress every'one--including 1 N your father-in-law? Home cook Jenny Moretz's Land Your Man Baked Beans recipe has passed the lather-in-law test! 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