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Tornado Warning vs. Tornado Watch

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

We’ve had an incredibly stormy summer around Decatur. A few days ago, we were under a tornado watch, but what does that mean? Do you know the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch? Tornadoes are arguably nature's most violent storms and it is important to be knowledgeable about these differences.

The National Weather Service says that an easy way to remember the difference is Tornado Watch- Be Prepared! Tornado Warning- TAKE ACTION!

A Tornado Watch is issued by the Storm Prediction Center (NOAA) and it means that tornadoes are possible in our area. A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted, and there is imminent danger to your life and your home. Go to an interior room, with no windows, on the lowest level of your home. If you live in a mobile home, seek shelter in a building.  Make sure you have a way to get real-time warnings (TV, radio, weather app, Wireless Emergency Alert, etc.)

It is important to remember that just because nothing happened last time there was a tornado warning or watch in your area doesn’t mean it can’t happen now. Tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds, so always, always, always err on the side of caution.

If you have storm damage, please don't hesitate to contact us at 404-378-9998!

Source: https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado-ww

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/georgia-weather-which-counties-have-recorded-the-most-tornadoes/3oBJQDjd0MyKa4fvQxTLYP/?icmp=np_inform_variation-control

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/02/the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-responses-to-a-tornado-warning-in-georgia/#354e119a612a

Image Credit: https://www.weather.gov/images/safety/Tab2_Tor_WatchWarning.png

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