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Posted on: February 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Feb. 6: Tornado Safety

Family Preparedness

Tornado Safety drill to occur at 9 a.m. – Wednesday, Feb. 6

  • Tornadoes are some of nature’s most violent storms, generating wind speeds that can exceed 250 miles per hour.
  • A tornado watch means a tornado is possible in your area. A tornado warning means a tornado has been spotted, and you should take shelter immediately.
  • It’s important for everyone in the family to know the safest place to go during a tornado. Storm cellars and basements provide the best protection. If underground shelter is not available, go to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible.
  • Planning and practicing specifically how and where you take shelter is a matter of survival. More tips on sheltering during tornadoes are available at Georgia Ready .gov
  •  During #SWPW make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings. 
  •  Also if you have not already, Sign up for Civic Ready through the Laurens County Website. These notifications will keep you aware of immediate danger and also will help with the planning for your family. If you have any additional questions please contact Laurens County Emergency Management at (478) 277-2911.

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