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texanist tornado tipsQ: I’m considering a move to Texas from the Northwest and was surprised to learn that most homes there don’t have basements. Your column on the subject persuaded me that they aren’t necessary for storage or youthful socializing, but what about tornadoes? How concerned should I be about tornado risk, and how can Texans stay safe in the event of a tornado? Michele DunnA: Now, here’s a timely question. While tornadoes can touch down in Texas year-round, March through June is generally designated tornado season around here, which is—the Texanist checks his handy wall calendar—precisely where we find ourselves now. Just a week ago, in fact, tornadoes damaged homes and businesses in at least two Texas cities. In Port Arthur, a twister destroyed a Baptist church, while…

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