- Posted April 28, 2014 by
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D..U.C.K. In a Tornado---Is Different from What You Eat For Dinner !
As our nation enters the early Spring, millions of us will have an opportunity to put our tornado safety procedures to the test, from at little we all can remember from our middle school experiences, decades ago.
For most of us, who live in areas that rarely are not affected by Mother Nature's Winds, called Tornadoes, we need to heed warnings, quickly. For others who have lived in ,'Tornado's Alley', for all their lives, you too need to D.U.C.K.. !
D.U.C.K. is a great reminder to what to do as soon as you are found in the path of a killer tornado. Here is what it means:
1.) D.-Downstairs, if you can...
2.) U.-Under (a table,etc.)
3.) C.-Center of a basement room, if you can...
4.) K.-Keep away from windows, if you can
When asked, Mr. Harry Folly, of OurTown.com Weather Room, "How can you see a tornado in the night time?" He simply said, "Listen to the warnings in your area, please!"
Below are the national definitions of weather that can Kill Your Family Tonight !
Tornado watch -- Conditions are conducive to the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.
Tornado warning -- A tornado has been sighted by spotters or indicated on radar and is occurring or imminent in the warning area.
Severe thunderstorm watch -- Conditions are conducive to the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Severe thunderstorm warning -- A severe thunderstorm has been observed by spotters or indicated on radar, and is occurring or imminent in the warning area.
Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes or cause damage from their strong wind gusts and/or hail.
So, check on your neighbors, senior citizens, and the youth in your street, first.