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Tornado Safety Tips

November among other things brings an additional opportunity for severe weather to the Tennessee Valley.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — November, a month for a weird combination of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a strong lack of daylight. November also comes with an uptick in Severe Weather across the Tennessee Valley.

We’re all familiar with the typical Spring severe weather season that is March, April, and May. But statistically November sees an increase in severe weather. This is noticed, by the increase in the number of tornadoes recorded in the month of November between 1950 and 2019.

For that reason, we should review basic Tornado Safety tips. The safest option for shelter during a Tornado Warning is the basement. Basements are below ground, reinforced, and usually lack windows.

If your home does not have a basement, the next best option is the most interior room on the lowest level. This is commonly a bathroom or interior closet. Stay in your safe place until the threat has moved on.

Make sure you know the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado warning. During a Tornado Watch there is no tornado, but you should closely monitor weather conditions. You do not need to shelter, but you do need to use this time to plan.

During a Tornado Warning, a tornado has been reported and you need to shelter immediately. During a Tornado Warning you should closely monitor the weather via Social Media or the FOX54 App and FOX54.com

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