Local severe weather safety information from Sheriff’s Department

By Chief Deputy Orvis Campbell

As Spring approaches so does unpredictable weather. Remember that if a severe weather advisory is issued for our area, continue to listen to your TV, radio or NOAA Weather Radio for up-to-date weather information. For additional weather information, please go to Tuscarawas Weather Network, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or Weather Channel.  Always remember to have flashlights, batteries and a portable radio available in your household in the event of a power outage, so you can continue to receive information.

If a tornado warning is issued for our area, remember to DUCK!

D = Go DOWN to your lowest level
U = Get UNDER something
C = COVER your head
K = KEEP in shelter until storm has passed

If you are outside and hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance.  In other words, if thunder roars, go indoors.

If you are driving and encounter a road covered with water, do not try to drive through it.  Water can be incredibly powerful.  It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles.  So you if you come to a flooded road, turn around immediately.

Keep these safety tips in mind as we approach Spring and the weather that comes with it.

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