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FOX 47 Severe Weather Tips

Lightning safety tips:
Lightning is life threatening. It kills 125 people and injures more than 500 people in an average year in the United States. That makes lightning the greatest weather-related danger we face. Many lives can be saved and injuries avoided if you follow these safety rules:

Tornado safety tips:
A.
Have a plan.

B. Have a storm survival kit. Some items may include:

C. Practice tornado drills with your family.

D. Know the difference between a watch and warning.

Flash Flooding Safety Tips:
A.
Flash Flood Watch

A flash flood watch is issued when conditions are right for heavy rains to cause flooding. Flash flooding occurs when water rises a great deal over a short amount of time. During a watch you can continue with normal activities, but be alert for possible flash flooding. Be ready to take action or flee to higher ground if a warning is issued or if you see flooding start.

B. Flash Flood Warning

A flash flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or happening. When a flood warning is issued, act immediately to ensure your safety and move to higher ground.

C. Important things to remember:

We’ll be on the air tracking the storm with the area’s ONLY LIVE radar, FOX 47 LIVE Real Time Radar. Stay in your shelter until the threat has passed.


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