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I live in Oklahoma and this spring has been deadly with several tornados that were mega-monsters. The lack of preparedness has been underscored by the high number of deaths in all areas. One of the saddest and most preventable was the instance in which a family took refuge in a street culvert located behind their house that was a known to carry large amounts of water during heavy rains. The storm did have circulation in it but the main warning was for heavy rainfall. The parents each had two children in their arms; however, the rushing water tore three of the children away from them with the final result being the death of two of the small children. This could all have been prevented with just a plan for taking shelter in a safe area. In Oklahoma we have one television station whose weatherman is excellent at warning people in advance about these storms; however, as I have always said, "You can't help stupid"!!!