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ATLANTA -- The entire metro Atlanta and North Georgia region is under a tornado watch until 4 p.m. Wednesday.Several tornado warnings have alreadypopped up across the area.

Ifyou hear a siren or know atornado is headed your way, a simple acronym can help you stay safe: D.U.C.K.

Downstairsto the lowest level of your home or business.

Underneath something sturdy.

Center part of the house.

Keepaway from windows.

If you live in an apartment, you can contact your apartment management to find out the severe weather plans for the entire complex.

If you lose power, you can contact your service provider, butwith widespread outages, repairs will take a while.

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