Posted by Tim Meehl | Posted in Mayor's Corner, Perham Happenings | Posted on 14-06-2012
The weather is getting warm and with it comes the threat of dangerous weather.
As the year goes on, the threat of tornadoes (commonly known as tornado alley), has now moved into our area. Folks, please sit down with your family and discuss what to do in the event of a tornado warning. Where do you go? What part of the home is the safest? Also plan a meeting place for after the event has passed.
What is the difference between a tornado watch and a warning? A watch means conditions are favorable. A warning means some rotation has been spotted or a funnel or actual tornado has been seen. This has to be taken seriously.
A weather radio is a good option and may be available by calling Fran at the emergency services building. I have one and it works very well. You can also get weather alerts on your cell phone and via email by going to emergencymail.org and following the instructions.
The sirens in town sound in the event of severe weather and are activated by the county emergency system. Remember that these are to alert people outside to go to safety; they are not meant to be heard inside of buildings.
I don’t mean to scare anyone, but at the same time this needs to be taken seriously.
Remember, Turtle Fest is next week and a lot of events will be taking place.
Have a terrific week, everyone.