4WARN Weather: Staying Safe During Extreme Weather

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(4WARN Weather) -- Late February till late April is prime time for severe weather in the deep south. Boundaries of different temperatures and air densities colliding in the southeast allow more turbulent weather to become more frequent.

Some of the dangerous and common threats we experience are tornadoes, damaging winds, and flash flooding.

First of all the best way to remain prepared is by having effective methods of receiving alerts. Having a NOAA weather radio, staying updated with weather information, and by using the push alerts from 4WARN Weather App will keep you informed on latest weather news. This includes warnings, watches, and advisories issued from officials at the National Weather Service.

Always keep a kit containing first aid supplies, batteries, spare clothes, medications, water, non-perishable food, and any other supplies that you may find essential during the event of an emergency. To see recommended supplies from the National Weather Service, click here

Also identify the safe place within your home for certain weather situations. During tornadoes, the ideal spot would be in a basement or in a room with no windows. Same goes for damaging wind threats.

For flooding scenarios identify if you are within a flood zone (Click here to see if you are in a flood zone ). Follow the safety guidelines regarding floods by visiting this link: https://www.ready.gov/floods

You can download the 4WARN Weather App by visiting here:
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wtvy-tv-4warn-weather/id1276247051
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wivb.android.weather&hl=en_US