Tornado Watch in effect through Tuesday night

A Tornado Watch is in effect through Tuesday night as severe storms come through the area.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says the Tornado Watch will be in effect through 10 p.m. Tuesday for several Indiana counties, including Johnson County. Possible threats are:

  • Tornadoes: A few are likely.
  • Hail: Scattered hail up to 2 inches likely.
  • Wind: Scattered gusts of up to 75 mph likely.

During tornadoes, meteorologists say the public should:

Stay Weather-Ready: Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about tornado watches and warnings.

At Home: If under a tornado warning, go to abasement, safe room or an interior room away from windows. Don’t forget pets if time allows.

At Workplaces or Schools: Follow tornado drill procedures and proceed to a tornado shelter location quickly and calmly. Stay away from windows and do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums or auditoriums.

Outside: Seek shelter inside a sturdy building immediately if a tornado is approaching. Sheds and storage facilities are not safe, and neither is a mobile home or tent. If times allows, get to a safe building.

In a Vehicle: Being in a vehicle during a tornado is not safe; the best course of action is to drive to the closest shelter. If unable to make it to a safe shelter, people should either get down in the car and cover their heads, or abandon the car and seek shelter in a low-lying area such as a ditch or ravine.

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