Created: 03/27/2014 11:02 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 News) -- It's Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa and with that comes some safety advice from officials.
The idea of children wearing a helmet gained momentum after a national tornado outbreak in 2011. Now experts are saying adults should wear them too.
The Center for Disease Control says there's no proof that wearing a helmet during a tornado will save your life. However, a recent study found that 22 percent of deaths during the 2011 tornado outbreak were caused by traumatic head injuries.
"We always tell people make a kit have a plan, this is part of make a kit have a plan," Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Wilson said.
Officials say the best way to save yourself is still to get to a safe place. A helmet is just another layer of protection.