FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Severe weather season is at hand.
We can expect tornadoes, flash flooding, lightning damage. The whole nine yards.
So, let’s go over some basics.
Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?
A watch means there’s a chance severe weather may develop. Have your safety plan in place in case storms get of hand. A good safety plan includes having all family members know how to respond to severe weather. Where to go for the best shelter. And things to avoid doing when severe weather occurring.
A warning is more serious. It means an event is happening right now, is imminent or likely to occur. This is the time to go into action to protect yourself. Have your safety plan ready.
Get the latest information by watching WTWO or WAWV or listening to NOAA weather radio.
Reminders. If thunder roars, go indoors. Lightning can strike from a clear sky.
Keep away from windows.
Avoid electrical equipment and corded telephones.
Pick a tornado safe room in your house. More on tornadoes and safety as peak tornado season approaches. April, May and June are the peak months, but remember, tornadoes can occur in any month, day or night.
If you’re driving, try to exit the road and find a place to park.