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Tornado preparations

Yolanda Amadeo, WALB's Chief Meterologist Yolanda Amadeo, WALB's Chief Meterologist
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

November is normally a fairly calm weather month, but it's gotten off to a rough start with tornadoes or tornado warnings each of the last two days.

The storms didn't hurt anyone and have not caused widespread damage, but any tornado can be dangerous.
WALB’s Chief Meterologist Yolanda Amadeo says it's a good idea to have NOAA Weather Radio and the WALB Weather App for alerts when a tornado warning or watch is issued.
She also encourages families to have an emergency plan and says you should take cover in a basement, bathroom, or closet if a tornado is in your area.
 

“Those small areas away from windows,” said Yolanda Amadeo, WALB Chief Meterologist. “That's the place that you want to designate for everyone to go in the event a tornado warning is issued. Now if a tornado watch is issued that means that you need to be watchful, you need to keep abreast of what's happening over a period of time.”

2015 is shaping up to be a slightly below normal year for tornadoes nationwide and in Georgia when compared to the previous five years.
So far this year, there have been 16 confirmed tornadoes in Georgia and 1056 throughout the country.
The average over the previous 5 years is 33 tornadoes per year in Georgia and 1311 nationwide.

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