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2010 Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week March 21-27
Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, March 24 at 9:50 a.m.
All outdoor warning sirens in Wood County will be activated for the statewide drill.
Tornado Safety Checklist
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornado intensities are classified on the Fujita Scale with ratings between F0 (weakest) to F5 (strongest). They are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Although severe tornadoes are more common in the Plains States, tornadoes have been reported in every state.
Know the Difference
Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately under ground to a basement, storm cellar or an interior room (closet, hallway or bathroom
For more information on weather terms, click on http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/SpringSummerWeatherTerms.aspx