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526 Industrial Blvd
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 957-9121

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Weather Preparedness

With spring comes the threat of severe weather. March-May is peak tornado season and 2007 has brought an unusually high number of devastating storms on and around the South Plains. Please take a moment to review important safety precautions from the American Red Cross.

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Tuned for Storm Warnings: Listen to your local radio and TV stations for updated storm information.

Know what a tornado WATCH and WARNING means:
A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area.

When a Tornado WATCH Is issued:

  • Listen to local radio and TV stations for further updates.
  • Be alert to changing weather condition. Blowing debris or the sound of an approaching tornado may alert you. Many people say it sounds like a freight train.
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A tornado WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area. Go to safety immediately.

When a Tornado WARNING Is Issued….

  • If you are inside, go to the safe place you picked to protect yourself from glass and other flying objects. The tornado may be approaching your area.
  • If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area.
  • If you are in a car or mobile home, get out immediately and head for safety (as above).

After the Tornado Passes:

  • Watch out for fallen power lines and stay out of the damaged area.
  • Listen to the radio for information and instructions.
  • Use a flashlight to inspect your surroundings for damage. Do not not use candles at any time.

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