Georgia’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week continues with the topic being tornado safety. It is crucial for your family to prepare now - before the threat of severe weather occurs. Familiarize yourself with the terms used to identify tornado hazards as well as the county you live in.
A Tornado Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for tornadoes.
A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been spotted by a trained or indicated by radar.
Once you know your county name you can track storms via a NOAA weather radio or with Storm Team 9 online and on-air.
Some counties may have outdoor warning sirens that will alert people who are outside to a tornado warning, but these should not be the first way you get your information.
What should you do when a tornado warning is issued for your county?
There will be a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. ET.
Please visit our Weather Radio page for more on a NOAA weather radios and there you can also find a list of dates Storm Team 9 will be holding weather radio programming events in preparation for the upcoming severe weather season.
For more information on tornadoes click here and for more on preparing for a tornado click here.
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