When should you take cover in weather events?

Staying safe in storm shelters

CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) - When is the appropriate time to go into your storm shelter?

Experts say the best thing to do, when there is a severe weather threat, is monitor the storms as they develop.

If you go to a community storm shelter, be sure you allow yourself enough time to get there. You shouldn’t always wait for a warning to be issued.

"You should be paying attention to where the weather is at and watching as it’s coming in. And if there is a warning coming, you need to go ahead and make preparations to get to a shelter. And sometimes we don’t have that warning, sometimes they just pop up out of the blue,” said Scott McDonald, Cullman County EMA.

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