THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 102 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT, APRIL 6, 2022, THIS EVENING FOR BULLOCH COUNTY

The Grice Connect Team is monitoring this weather development.

Severe Thunderstorms: Another round of severe weather is possible this afternoon and evening across Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia. There will be a risk for damaging winds and large hail. There will also be a risk for a few tornadoes, especially across Southeast Georgia. The risk for severe weather will be greatest between 2 PM and 11 PM. Locally heavy rainfall could also produce minor flooding, mainly of low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Be ready to take action should severe weather develop. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, TV or your local news source for the latest information from the National Weather Service.

Code Red Alert

The City of Statesboro and Bulloch County announce a partnership to implement the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by OnSolve, based in Ormond Beach, Florida. Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for saving lives, including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals, and issuing timely evacuations. Click here to add this to your phone now.

What is the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service?

Tornado Watch: Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

Tornado Warning: Take Action! A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Warnings are issued by your local forecast office. Warnings typically encompass a much smaller area (around the size of a city or small county) that may be impacted by a tornado identified by a forecaster on radar or by a trained spotter/law enforcement who is watching the storm.

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