The April 9th tornado that tore through the northern Illinois region claimed two lives, devastated…
In the aftermath of the tornado last month that devastated the community of Fairdale, about 20 miles northwest of DeKalb, the NIU Department of Geography held a symposium to discuss the threat of tornadoes in the region and educate the public on how to be prepared.
Titled “Gone with the Wind: Providing Perspective on the April 9th Tornado,” the symposium featured talks by weather and emergency-response experts from NIU and the National Weather Service.
In the accompanying video, NIU meteorology professor Walker Ashley and university staff meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste talk about weather-safety precautions taken at NIU and steps you can take to stay safe during dangerous weather. NIU was the first university in the nation to earn the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service.