Severe Weather Safety Tips- Tornado Season

Tornado season in Georgia peaks in March, April and May. The whole state is prone to the damaging winds. These storms are most likely to occur in the mid afternoon to early evening but can happen at any time. That is why it is important to know how to keep yourself, your family and property protected. To help keep you prepared we have compiled a list of tips to keep you safe!

  1. Know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning.

  2. If you are outside, get inside. If you are already inside, get as far into the middle of the building as possible.

  3. Get underground if possible. If you cannot, get to the lowest floor possible

  4. Cover up- flying and falling debris are a storms number one killer. Use pillows, blankets, coats, helmets to cover up and protect your body from flying debris.

  5. If you are inside a vehicle: try to find a substantial building for shelter and follow the tips above. If you are unable to get to a building in time. leave your vehicle and seek shelter in a ditch, culvert or low spot. PER the National Weather Service, highway overpasses are not tornado shelters and should be avoided



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