Since Patrick is cool friend, he also created a map that shows WHERE tornadoes have occurred within 50 miles of Jonesboro since 1950, their rating, and their path. There have been 313 of them since 1950:
- Have a designated Tornado Safe Spot in your home and make sure everyone knows where it is.
- Make sure it is the lowest level, with as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
- Have a way to get warnings. Weather Radio, App on phone, etc.
- Have something to protect your head in your safe spot. Books, pillows, helmets.
Speaking of weather radios, we will be at Bartons in Lepanto on Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:00 to 1:00 to program weather radios. Other stops this month include the Bartons in Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge, and Pocahontas. Stay tuned for those dates.
Big thanks to Patrick Marsh, who has ties to Region 8. His father works with Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, a GREAT partner of the Region 8 Storm TEAM and KAIT.
If you have any questions, post them in the comments section or tweet me at @ryanvaughan
Have a great day!