WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County emergency personnel visited the area of State Rd. 79 and Douglas Ferry Rd.after receiving a report of a tornado touching down in the area. Officials report they cannot confirm a touch down, but there is evidence of strong winds having swept through the area.


WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County emergency personnel visited the area of State Rd. 79 and Douglas Ferry Rd.after receiving a report of a tornado touching down in the area. Officials report they cannot confirm a touch down, but there is evidence of strong winds having swept through the area.



 



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WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser is receiving an eye witness report from a reader that a tornado has touched down in the area of State Rd. 79 and Douglas Ferry Rd.



This has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS) or local emergency management officials; however, here's a brief reminder of some safety NWS protocols in the event of a tornado.



Two of the most fundamental precautions you can take in the event of a tornado, no matter where you are, is staying low to or below the ground in an interior space away from windows and covering your head with your hands and arms.



It is a good idea for your family to select a place to meet following any tornado in case you are separated at the time of the incident. Phone lines or other modes of communication may be affected by the twister and are not always reliable.



Mobile homes and dwellings without basements or foundations are not a safe place to be in a tornado. If your community does not have a storm shelter, seek a sturdy building nearby. If there is no time, seek a closet or climb into the bathtub and cover yourself some sort of thick padding, such as a mattress or blankets.



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