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Difference Between Weather Warnings and Watches

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

While you’re in your home or business in the Benton, IL area and you hear the weather warning on the radio or television be sure you know the differences between weather warnings and watches.

These warnings and watches apply to the seasonality of storms from winter, summer, spring and fall, as well as can be used for precipitation alerts.

A weather WATCH means that there are elements that exist for the potential development of severe weather. When this weather alert happens, it's a good idea to refresh yourself on your emergency evacuation or safety plans but you don’t need to act on them during this alert. 

A weather WARNING indicates that severe weather is in your area or it is already occurring based on either the severe weather has been spotted or is showing on weather radar. It is during this weather alert it's important to act on your emergency plans to ensure safety. 

For any severe weather event, you can count on the Professionals at SERVPRO of Franklin, Jefferson and Perry counties to assist you if your home is damaged in any weather event. Give them a call today at 618-435-8200

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