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Video: National Weather Service encourages wearing helmets during storms

  • McKenna in Cartersville following Mike's D.U.C.K. instruction.
    

(WXIA) -- We are in the heart of tornado season right now.

This week is the second anniversary of the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded: 358 tornadoes and 348 people killed, 16 in Georgia. 

According to the CDC, head injuries are a common cause of deaths during tornadoes. 

11Alive is partnering with the National Weather Service to introduce a new safety tip during tornado watches and warnings. 

GALLERY | Show off your helmet safety and learn about D.U.C.K.

The National Weather Service and 11Alive recommend you keep a helmet in a safe place in your home, so you don't have go to looking for it during a tornado warning. When seconds matter, that helmet could keep your family safe.

Learn more about the 11Alive helmet project here.

Thanks to the Sports Authority and State Farm, 11Alive had 210 helmets donated. The 11Alive Help Desk delivered them to the 3rd grade class of Carmel Elementary School in Woodstock. 

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