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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

April 29, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 269 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID19) and 150 in-recovery.

Tornado Awareness

Springtime can bring flood hazards, high winds, and tornadoes. Tornadoes are powerful rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can; happen anytime and anywhere; bring intense winds, over 200 MPH; and look like funnels.

In planning for a tornado, establish a safe zone in your home and make sure everyone knows where to go for shelter. Sign up for your community’s warning system. If your community has sirens, then become familiar with the warning tone.

Tornadoes vary greatly in their appearance and can occur with little or no apparent warning. It is important to know the signs that a tornado could be imminent. Signs could include; a dark sky, a greenish sky, a wall cloud, or violent erratic weather changes from complete stillness to violent winds. It is important to know that tornadoes may occur and be visible near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm or may also be embedded in heavy rain and not readily visible.

A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes and a tornado warning means one has been spotted in your area. If you are under a tornado warning, find safe shelter right away. If you can safely get to a sturdy building, then do so immediately. Go to a safe basement, storm cellar or safe interior room. Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.

Taking an active role in your safety today will assist in your response when severe weather is approaching. For more information on severe weather safety, please visit the National Weather Service webpage.

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