Tornado Watch issued for Darke County


DARKE COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the county until 10 p.m.

A Tornado Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Their size can vary depending on the weather situation. They normally are issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather.

During the watch, people should review tornado safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.

Watch out for dark, rotating clouds. If you see one, take shelter immediately!

Listen for a tornado siren. If you hear it, seek shelter immediately!

Turn on your TV/radio. You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

Avoid unnecessary car trips. You don’t want to be caught outside if a tornado comes.

Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away. These may become a safety hazard.

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