Severe Storms Predicted Wednesday With Possible Flooding, & Threat For Tornadoes
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee predicts severe storms Wednesday afternoon, March 17, (St. Patrick’s Day) into middle Tennessee through the early morning hours Thursday. The afternoon and evening are the peak times with potential for tornadoes, straight-line winds, hail, and flash flooding. Stay weather alert well into tomorrow night.
“IMPORTANT: Do NOT think if your area isn’t highlighted that you’re in the clear. This is where the *best* chances for severe weather to occur are located.
Take the time this evening to make sure the batteries are fresh in your NOAA Weather Radio and tomorrow, make sure your cell phone is charged. Remember, we want you to have multiple ways to get warnings.
Here’s another thought: this is going to be another nocturnal (nighttime) event. You may want to stick it out and wait to go to bed until after storms pass you. Is this convenient if you live east of I-65 (later arrival)? No. But those extra moments you’d have to reach shelter might be all the difference.”
The US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee also advises everyone to start getting those safe rooms ready TODAY! “Don’t forget to include snacks/games for the kids & items for your pets. Where is your safe place?”
BE PREPARED: Before the Storm Strikes. (A message from Weather.gov)
At home and at work, your primary concerns are the potential loss of heat/AC, power, telephone service, and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. Test units regularly to ensure they are working properly. Have available:
• Flashlight and extra batteries.
• Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information. These may be your only links to the outside.
• Extra food and water. High energy food, such as dried fruit or candy, and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration is best.
• Extra medicine and baby items.
• First-aid supplies.
• Have proper ventilation.
• Fire extinguisher and smoke detector.
In cars and trucks, Plan your travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid the storm!
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