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When Weather Gets Serious

Sometimes the weather is so nice and warm that you can spend all day playing outside. Other days, you have to stay inside watching heavy rains through the window. Most serious storms have heavy rains, winds, snow or hail. Some are tornadoes, hurricanes and thunderstorms. All of these can cause a lot of damage where they occur which is why there are warnings on the TV and radio.


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