Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning?
Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? Here’s the difference between the two, according to the Red Cross:
Tornado Watch. This is a warning that tornadoes are possible in and near a specific geographic area. This is the time to review your emergency plans and make sure you have enough supplies and your safe room is ready. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you know a tornado is coming.
Tornado Warning – A tornado has been confirmed. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. With a warning, you’ll want to go immediately under ground to a basement or storm cellar.
If an underground shelter or safe room is not available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building may be the safest alternative. Mobile homes are NOT safe during tornadoes or other severe winds.
For more tips on what to do during a tornado, go to this link. Information about what to do after a tornado can be found at this link.