Tornado Watch Issued Through Wednesday Night

Reported by: Mark Stitz
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Updated: 6/04 4:00 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for all counties in the ABC 36 viewing area through 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Strong to severe storms are expected, capable of producing tornadoes.

When a watch is issued, you should review your severe weather plan and make sure all family members know what the plan is if a warning is issued.

If a tornado warning is issued where you live, seek shelter immediately.

Head to the lowest level of your home, for some that will be the basement. Then go to the center of the home, placing as many walls between you and the tornado as possible. Closets and bathrooms are usually good choices since they are in the middle of the home and have limited amounts of glass.

On your way to the the safest part of your home, grab blankets, pillows, and helmets to protect yourself from possible debris.

Another step to take when a severe weather watch is issued is to make sure you have multiple ways to get warnings.

A NOAA Weather Radio, ABC 36, smart phone apps, and social media postings from trusted sources are all good ways to be alerted to warnings.

Remember, outdoor warning sirens are only designed to alert people nearby who are OUTSIDE of incoming severe weather.
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