At AthensGaWeather, weather safety is extremely important to us and is a big part of why we exist. This page will continue to be updated with more content, but for now we thought we’d share a few safety tips with you.
- Always have multiple sources of weather warnings and information. A NOAA Weather Radio is the best source. A weather radio sounds an alarm for severe weather watches and warnings in your area and will wake you up at night even when you lose power. As a secondary source, try iMap Weather Radio, a weather radio app for your iPhone or Android smartphone.
- When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! If you are close enough to lightning to hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck. Don’t take the chance. Go indoors and remain there until at least 30 minutes after you hear the last thunderclap.
- Turn Around Don’t Drown! Driving through flooded roadways can kill. It doesn’t take much water to float a car, and water over a roadway can be much deeper than it actually looks. Just turn around.
- Identify your safe spot. When at home or at the office, have a safe spot ready for use in severe weather. In a tornado warning, go to the lowest, interior part of your home or building. If you have a basement, go there. Interior bathrooms can also serve as good safe spots. Avoid rooms with exterior walls and windows.
For more information, visit NOAA’s Severe Weather Preparedness Guide