KEEPING YOURSELF SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER AFTER DARK

TUSCALOOSA – Severe weather in the middle of the night is far more dangerous than during the day.

Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency Director Rob Robertson said you can’t see clouds at night, which makes it difficult to see a tornado or a tornado beginning to form.

“We encourage people to be weather aware on a night life this,” Robertson said. “We also strongly encourage people to have an NOAA weather radio, an app on your phone, or another means to broadcast media.”

Robertson said residents often become complacent just because it’s quiet. There’s plenty of technology that can keep you updated on dangerous weather, but ultimately how safe you stay is up to you.

“We encourage people to make their plans now, and know what they will do if a tornado situation is going to affect their proximity,” Robertson said.

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