Archbold, OH

Tornado Season Means Be Prepared And Ready To DUCK

Tornado sirens wailed again in Fulton County Sunday evening, set off after an unconfirmed report of a funnel cloud along the Fulton-Henry county line between Wauseon and Delta.

A few minutes later, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning. Archbold was safe, but our neighbors to the east were in the path of the storm.

Fulton County has a tornado policy: when there’s a tornado threat anywhere in the county, all sirens sound.

Even if the Archbold area is in no immediate danger, it’s still a good idea to be aware of severe weather, and be prepared.

There’s a plethora of information on how to prepare for severe weather. The Ohio Committee For Severe Weather Awareness has a simple acronym: DUCK.

D indicates go down to the lowest level of a building… a basement or small interior room with no windows.

U means to get under something, a sturdy table perhaps.

C means to cover your head.

K means to keep yourself inside a shelter until the storm passes.

It’s very easy to become complacent about the potential danger of severe weather. While you shouldn’t be paralyzed with fear, it’s good to respect storms and be prepared.

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