2019 Severe Weather Awareness week for Pennsylvania is April 22–26. Plan ahead and stay weather aware for safe spring!
Our severe weather and weather safety topic for today is “Tornadoes and Tornado Safety.”
According to the National Weather Service, there were 31 reported tornadoes in Pennsylvania in 2018. They also reported there have been at least 13 confirmed tornadoes in Pennsylvania this month, which is a record.
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles.
Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year
Preparation is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.
Acting quickly is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.
This message is brought to you by the IUP Emergency Management Office.