View Mobile Site

Weather could still get 'nasty'

  • Bookmark and Share

Prime Time Specialty Mini Grid WIDGET

Tonight in Prime Time

Enter your ZIP code below to see local listings.
POSTED: April 28, 2011 11:27 a.m.

 

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.

According to Liberty Hinesville-EMA Director Mike Hodges the main band of storms which carried the most damaging winds and tornados appears to have moved into South Carolina but he warned the community still needs to remain vigilante.

“We are not out of the storm system yet,” he said. “We have some storms headed our way and with the heat of the day we are going to have more storms to fire up and they could very well get nasty.”

Hodges advises the public to listen to weather reports on the television and NOAA weather radios. He urged homeowners to secure loose items in their yards, like lawn equipment and furniture.

“Make sure that you secure the outside of your house and that you don’t create flying debris,” he said.

He also advised to collect battery powered flashlights and radios, water and food and store them together near where you may to take shelter.

If severe weather threatens your home, Hodges said the best place to ride out the storm is at the center of your house or a bathroom.

“Your bathroom is safe because you can get into the tub which has three sides of security,” he said. “Put something over the top of you if you can. Stay away from windows. Don’t watch the storm from your window because all that debris is likely to come through your window. More importantly stay informed.”

After the storm Hodges said it was best to stay inside and leave the exploring and debris removal to professionals trained to do so.

“A lot of the debris is piled up by the wind and it could easily fall,” he said. “There could be live power lines in the debris. Many dangers exist and unless you have a valid reason to be messing around in the damage then don’t.”

To report down power lines call 368-2201 or the National Weather Service at 1-866-763-4466.

 

Comments

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

Most Popular


Please wait ...