By now, the news has gotten out that Anderson Township had a EF 0 tornado touch down on March 1st during the morning commute. The National Weather Service has issued a report on the Anderson touchdown. The township has also issued updates on their website.
We were lucky in Turpin Hills to be missed by the storm. However, now is a good time to review the policy regarding weather warnings since the sirens did not go off this time. The warning sirens in the township are managed by Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and are activated as follows for tornadoes:
- The National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning for Hamilton County,
- A trained and certified weather spotter reports a tornado
- A tornado is reported by a local public safety official.
- A dangerous situation occurs which requires citizens to seek shelter immediately.
Anderson Township also uses a service called CodeRED to notify those who subscribe free notifications via phone calls to landlines and cell phones, emails, texts, social media, and/or mobile alerts. This might be an idea to subscribe to if you were caught by surprise of this latest storm or in general would like to be alerted of evacuation notices, utility outages, water main breaks, fire or floods, chemical spills, or other emergency situations.
Stay alert neighbors and stay safe!