Columbus Mayor's office gives severe weather safety tips

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. (Source: WTVM file photo)
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. (Source: WTVM file photo)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is asking residents to be prepared for the high threat of severe weather on Wednesday.

There is a high possibility of damaging winds, large hail, and several tornadoes are possible Wednesday morning into early afternoon and evening.

Do not be outside during these times unless it is necessary.

The Mayor's office has provided the following severe weather safety tips:

  • Stay off roadways during and immediately after storms; Roadways are for clean-up and emergency vehicles
  • Have cell phone batteries fully charged
  • Fill up vehicle with full tank of gas
  • Have water and non-perishable food
  • Develop a communication plan with family members
  • Do not call the 911 Center unless it is an emergency (example: reports about fallen trees should be made to Public Works, 311 or insurance companies, NOT 911.)
  • Treat all fallen wires as if they are hot, or live wires- stay away from them.

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