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If you live in a mobile home park, where do you go for safety in the event of a tornado? Residents of the Westbrook Mobile Home Park got those potential life saving answers Thursday night.

When a tornado is a threat in the area, people who live in a secure home can stay inside, and find a closet or a basement. Residents of mobile home don't have that option. They have to leave their home to find safety. Knowing where to go in that time of emergency can be the difference between life and death.

A captain with the Springfield Township Fire Department told the residents of the mobile home park on Angola where they can go. The options for the residents are at Dorr Elementary School and Holland Middle School.

Those two locations are far from the residents and are not designated shelters but will provide better cover than a mobile home.

"The fact that we live in a mobile home situation, it really is hard to find a place to go in the event of a tornado," said Chuck Grasser.

"After tonight and after coming to this meeting and having my eyes opened a little bit more about it, it's something that I am going to talk with my fellow district council members about and also at-large council members to see how we can keep the citizens of Toledo safe for sure," said Matt Cherry, Toledo City Council.

Residents also got a refresher course on severe weather safety from a captain with the Springfield Township Fire Department.

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