Tornado Warning for Bemidji Residents?
Last summer, a tornado landed in Beltrami County and dropped-baseball size hail. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing responds to storm damage emergencies every year. Here are the National Weather Service alert definitions for tornadoes and high winds:
Tornado Watch: this means a tornado is possible.
Tornado Warning: this means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your safe place immediately.
High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.
Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong as to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have 58 miles per hour wind gusts and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.
Preparing for High Winds
- Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
- Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away
- Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
- Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury
Call Us Today!
When your Bemidji home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799.
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