A quick note about things you should know in emergencies.
Watches and warnings. You hear this often when severe weather threatens. Just what do they mean?
A WATCH is just exactly what is says. Watch out for developing weather. These usually last for severe hours in duration, because a weather front is expected to move through the area over time.
A WARNING means to take cover immediately. A trained spotter, a member of public safety, or the National Weather Service has identified tornadic activity that will be impacting your area any minute. Don’t wait to see if the situation worsens. Seek immediate cover now.