This week deadly tornadoes created a path of destruction across the east coast – from Florida to Pennsylvania. Over 50 tornadoes were reported, 7 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands were left without power.
Little surprises George Myers, WJBF News Channel 6 Chief Meteorologist. He says that despite uprooted trees and downed power lines, the CSRA got off lucky with this week’s storms. He stresses that that is not always to be expected because the next storm that arises could be deadly. That is why George stresses the importance of families developing a severe weather plan.
Developing a severe weather plan is relatively simple and should only take you and your loved ones about five minutes to get on common ground. He reminds viewers – just as he does children during school visits – that you should go to the innermost room of your building or structure that doesn’t have windows. Even a closet will do! And you could take a suggestion from many people in the west who now recommend families purchase bike helmets or batter helmets to protect their heads during the onset of a major storms.
Another recommendation George has is to purchase a weather radio. The radios, which alert you with a loud tone, work even when you have lost power. The radio then provides you with a continuous flow of information from your nearest National Weather Service Office.