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Enhanced potential for tornados between 2 and 5 p.m. Monday

By Staff | Sep 21, 2009

The National Weather Service in Ruskin, Florida has reported that the atmosphere today fits the profile for an enhanced risk for tornados and waterspouts between 2 and 5 p.m. today Sept. 21.

If there is a Tornado Watch or Warning issued today, please follow the following safety tips:

– Go to an inside room without windows on the lowest level of the house (a closet, bathroom, or interior hall).

– Protect your body from flying debris with a heavy blanket or sleeping bag.

– Avoid windows. Opening windows to equalize pressure is ineffective in reducing damage during a tornado.

Stay home until the danger has passed and monitor local weather for changing conditions.

Source: City of Sanibel