North Carolina is known for unpredictable weather. Already this year, we’ve experienced multiple severe weather events and tornado touchdowns. Once again this week, forecasters are predicting severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, flooding and tornadoes. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Wake County and much of the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 29, until 9 pm.
National Weather Service Raleigh Office Weekly Impact Weather Briefing
Before a disaster happens IS the time to get prepared!
Do you really know what to do in the event of a tornado watch or warning? Check out these resources to learn more about personal preparedness.
- Ready.gov – Make a Kit
- Ready.gov – Make a Plan
- Watch or Warning: When to Take Shelter
- Tornado Watch: Where to Take Shelter
- Ready.gov – Tornado preparedness when children are involved
- Just in Time Training – Tornado preparedness videos
- Weather Apps: Download weather alert apps to your phone
- Texting: Make sure your entire family has the ability to text. Texting is proven to be the most reliable means of communication following a disaster.
Take your severe weather knowledge a step further
Sign up for a SkyWarn class being offered on Mon., May 5, at 10 am (sign up). Learn to determine if this recent amateur footage taken in Franklin County actually shows a tornado. You’ll also learn what to do and who to tell if you do spot a tornado.