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Funnel cloud reported in area between Dilkon and Indian Wells, National Weather Services says

The service urged those in the area to stay safe and cautious.

INDIAN WELLS, Ariz. — The National Weather Service has said it has received reports of a funnel cloud in northeastern Arizona.

The funnel cloud is reportedly in the area between Dilkon and Indian Wells, the National Weather Service said. The service also urged those in the area to stay safe and cautious.

The American Red Cross urges caution when in the presence of a tornado, as it can "can completely destroy well-made structures, uproot trees and hurl objects through the air like deadly missiles," the organization said on its website.

It lists multiple tips to stay safe if you're around a tornado, including:

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home, however it is configured, is safe in a tornado.

This is a developing story. Tune into 12 News for the latest details.

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