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17 tips to prepare for the 2017 storm season

Published: Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:02 a.m. CDT

Here are 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strikes in 2017.

Tip 1: Have an emergency family plan

Before an emergency happens, sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency.

PHOTO: Fairdale, Ill., 2015 Danielle Guerra - dguerra@shawmedia.com