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Production will monitor the local news, National Weather Service (http://www.weather.gov/) or the National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) on a daily basis for any signs of severe weather.

TORNADOS:

A tornado is a violent windstorm characterized by twisting, funnel shaped wind spawned from powerful thunderstorms. Tornados tend to appear in the afternoon or early evening, but are unpredictable and may form without warning.

Potential Hazards:

PLANNING: 

Create an action plan when preparing to use locations that may present an inclement or severe weather hazard. This action plan should include the following:

Know the terms and danger signs:

Tornado Watch– indicates a tornado is possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, local news casts, or commercial weather services for information.

Tornado Warning– signifies a tornado has been sighted or is indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

Danger Signs:

If you see any of the danger signs, and/or a tornado watch/warning has been issued, be prepared to initiate the action plan and seek shelter immediately!

TORNADO WATCH/WARNING ISSUED:

If you are in: 

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