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Severe Weather Outbreak for Wednesday 4/5/23

This past week, we have experienced lots of severe weather. Additionally, some EF-3 tornadoes ripped through southern Indiana. Among the areas hit by a tornado include Whiteland, IN, and Sullivan, IN.  

We want to give you some updates on tomorrow’s forecasted severe weather outbreak. There is a possibility of some severe weather over our area during the daytime. We should remain aware of possible heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, flooding, and isolated tornadoes.  

Below, we will provide some things you can do now to prepare for these storms.  

Thunderstorms 

  1. Avoid using electrical outlets or running water.  
  1. Pay attention to reports from local officials.  
  1. If you must drive, please use caution. Do not drive through flooded roadways.  
  1. Carry an emergency kit with water, food, cash, IDs, etc. 

Tornadoes 

  1. Go to the nearest shelter with as few windows as possible. This includes a basement (preferred), bathroom, or a closet.  
  1. Pay attention to reports from local officials. 
  1. Use something to protect your head and neck from falling debris. This could be a textbook, blanket, furniture, etc. 
  1. Carry an emergency kit with water, food, cash, IDs, etc. 

Flooding 

  1. Get to higher ground, if possible.  
  1. Pay attention to reports from local officials.  
  1. Carry and emergency kit with water, food, cash, IDs, etc.  
  1. Do not drive through flooded roadways.  

For more information on how you can prepare for severe weather, please visit the following resources below.  

Ready.gov: https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230403/fema-urges-preparedness-ahead-severe-weather-across-central-us#:~:text=Make%20sure%20your%20emergency%20kit,to%20prepare%20for%20the%20storm

NWS: https://www.weather.gov/safety/thunderstorm-prepare

Provided to you by Gavin Gunder and Sami Hernandez Lemus

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