Tornado Safety: Here’s what you need to know
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - As Tornado warnings pop up across the Permian Basin, CBS7 wants to make sure our community is safe, here’s what you need to know.
First, the difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning.
According to Chief Meteorologist Tom Teffertiller, a Tornado Watch means that a tornado is possible in your area and you should be prepared to take shelter. A Tornado Warning means there is a Tornado and it is very important that you take shelter immediately.
In case of a Tornado Warning the American Red Cross says the safest place to be is in 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.
It is not safe to be in a mobile home during a Tornado, you should seek a sturdy shelter immediately.
Do not wait until you see a Tornado to take action, if a warning is issued seek shelter immediately.
Be sure to download the CBS7 First Alert Weather app for up-to-date information on the current weather, and alerts directly to your mobile device.
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