How to prepare as severe weather hits metro Atlanta



ATLANTA - In addition to staying dry, be sure to stay safe as metro Atlanta is in for potentially dangerous weather conditions.

Meteorologist David Chandley said there are two things you can do to make sure you’re prepared for the weather and one of them is to find a way to get severe weather warnings.

Chandley suggests purchasing a weather radio. It’s cost-efficient and similar to having a smoke detector. You can program the radio to your county so that if a warning happens while you're asleep, it will be able to alert you.

The second way to stay safe is to understand that floods kill people, too.

Chandley said more people killed in floods die  in their cars than any other way, as they underestimate the depth of the water as they’re driving. He suggests saying this motto as you drive, “Turn around, don’t drown.”

Lastly, if a tornado warning should happen, go to a basement or an interior room in your house. Chandley suggests that if you’re in your home, you don’t want to wait until a warning goes off to decide how you’re going to stay safe, but that you should plan ahead.

In addition to these suggestions, remember that you can also download Channel 2’s weather app to your phone or tablet and you can program Channel 2’s weather warnings there as well.

Download the Severe Weather Team 2 iPhone app.

Download the Severe Weather Team 2 Android app.

Stay tuned to Severe Weather Team 2 and Channel 2 Action News to stay updated on your weather predictions this week.

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