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Tornado Watch vs Tornado Warning

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Tornado and lightning bolts striking field Tornadoes can be destructive, so stay tuned to alerts by local officials!

Tornadoes can happen at any time of the year, but in North Carolina, they typically occur between March and June. Back in February, we saw how damaging heavy rain can be, which is why it’s important to be prepared for something with more of a destructive force. Because tornadoes aren’t a frequent phenomenon in our area, we felt it was a good time to remind people about the different warning labels and how you should respond if one is announced!

Be Alert Under a Tornado Watch

A tornado watch is issued when conditions are right for a tornado to form. At this point, a tornado hasn’t been actively spotted, but one could form. If a watch is announced, it’s best to move indoors and monitor your local news station for updates.

Take Action During a Tornado Warning

A tornado watch, on the other hand, is issued with a tornado has either been spotted or is imminent. If a warning has been announced, you should immediately head to a safe area and wait until the local news station has given the all-clear. This announcement is much more pressing than a watch and requires an immediate response!

Hiring a Professional Restoration Company

SERVPRO of Iredell County is your local disaster restoration company. We have helped hundreds of homeowners recover from all types of storm damage. If you need professional help, call our team anytime at (704) 872-7466!

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