Tornado Warning Issued For Several Triad Counties

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A tornado warning has been issued for Caswell County until 10:30 a.m., Alamance County until 10:30 a.m., and Patrick County, Virginia until 10:15 a.m. 

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TORNADO WARNING

A tornado warning means a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar and there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the tornado.

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TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

From the National Weather Service

  • The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement, or safe room.
  • If no underground shelter or safe room is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative.
  • Mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes. Abandon mobile homes and go to the nearest sturdy building or shelter immediately.
  • If you are caught outdoors, seek shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy building. If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter: Immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter.
  • If flying debris occurs while you are driving, pull over and park. Now you have the following options as a last resort: Stay in your vehicle with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows, covering with your hands and a blanket if possible.
  • If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car, and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.
  • Your choice should be driven by your specific circumstances
  • Cover yourself with a mattress, sleeping bags, or pillows
  • Wear a helmet to protect your head
  • Get low to the ground or floor as much as possible and cover yourself

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HOUSE STAND-ALONE BUILDING:

  • Get to the lowest level possible
  • Go to an area with as many walls between you as possible
  • Get in a bathtub or interior closet

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