Severe weather awareness highlighted at Barons game

The Birmingham Barons hosted Severe Weather Awareness night Friday. (Scott Packard/CBS42)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Friday’s Birmingham Baron’s game highlighted severe weather awareness.

Matthew Seals was on hand to talk to people about the need to wear a helmet during severe weather. He was paralyzed by a storm that destroyed his Jefferson County home in 1998. Seals’ 8-year old son died of a head injury.

“It isn’t something you would normally think of but it can really save your life,” Seals said.

Noah Stewart threw out the first pitch. His life was likely saved because he wore a helmet when a tornado smashed into his Pleasant Grove home on April 27, 2011.

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