Tornado Watch Or Warning? Know the Difference.
Multiple tornadoes have hit different areas in South Georgia over the last week, leaving homes destroyed and losing loved ones. How should one prepare for such a dangerous situation?
You should know the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning.
According to www.weather.gov, A Tornado Watch means that "tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area." You should be prepared with supplies and a plan of safety with a safe room.
A Tornado Warning means that "a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property." You should be in the lowest level of your home, away from windows. "If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris."
You should wait as long as possible after you no longer hear the wind noises before you move away from your safe space. You cannot fully know how safe the area is so be extra cautious while leaving your safe area.