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Know the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning. A watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. A warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.
A public shelter is available in Louisburg in the basement of the fire station located at 205 S. Metcalf. In the event the tornado sirens sound, persons should park behind the building and enter the station through the southeast door. Cats and dogs are welcome as long as they are confined to a kennel during the entire stay. If taking shelter at the station, you are encouraged to bring your medications and a blanket or pillow. Accommodations are basic. A lift is available for persons that are unable to use the stairs. If a tornado were to hit Louisburg, be prepared to shelter at the station for several hours or more. You may want to consider bringing bottled water, protein snacks, etc. If bringing Fido, bring water dishes and food for your pet.
If caught in a tornado, follow these steps. Be sure you teach your kiddos what to do if a tornado hits and they are home alone.
Learn more at the National Weather Service. Read Tornado Survivor stories at the link on the right side of the page.