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How to prepare for Monday's severe weather threat

The First Alert Weather Team spent Sunday preparing for a severe weather threat for Monday, April 3. (File Photo/Source: Live Storms Media) The First Alert Weather Team spent Sunday preparing for a severe weather threat for Monday, April 3. (File Photo/Source: Live Storms Media)
The best place to be in case a warning is issued is the interior of your home: bathrooms, closets and basements. (Source: WALB) The best place to be in case a warning is issued is the interior of your home: bathrooms, closets and basements. (Source: WALB)
"People should already have a plan for their family," advised WALB First Alert Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo. (Source: WALB) "People should already have a plan for their family," advised WALB First Alert Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo. (Source: WALB)
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"People should already have a plan for their family," advised WALB First Alert Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo Sunday night.

The First Alert Weather Team spent Sunday preparing for a severe weather threat for Monday, April 3.

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Amadeo said it's best to think ahead, and begin planning your safety procedures right now.

"I would not put my life at risk if it meant me going somewhere to a safe place at least for a few hours," said Amadeo.

If you live in a mobile home, you should find a safe, stable place you can stay for Monday.

Amadeo advised not to wait until a warning is issued.

"Stake out a safe place where you can go, and you want to keep abreast throughout the afternoon or throughout the day (Monday)."

Another tip: it's not always good to depend on hearing the tornado sirens, especially if you'll be in your home.

"We don't want people to rely on the sirens outside," said Amadeo. "The sirens are basically if you're outside."

To be prepared, have your WALB Weather App downloaded on your smartphone, or have your NOAA weather radio programmed. That way you can keep informed on the weather even if your power goes out.

The best place to be in case a warning is issued is the interior of your home: bathrooms, closets and basements.

Also, only hit the road during the storms if it's absolutely necessary.

"If you are in your car or you think, I've just got to get to the store..you need to know what's happening before you leave home," Amadeo said.

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