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Severe Weather Preparedness Week Day 2

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Thunderstorm Safety - Tuesday, Feb. 5

  • Thunderstorms are common in Chatham County, and they shouldn't be underestimated. They can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding.
  • Remember to tie down loose outdoor items before severe thunderstorms. Postpone outdoor activities and stay inside.
  • Severe thunderstorms are defined as thunderstorms that produce 1 inch hail or larger and/or strong wind gusts of 58 mph or greater. Severe hail that is 1 inch in diameter is roughly the size of a quarter.


Last Updated: February 5, 2019 12:45 PM

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