The word “Tornado” invokes fear in most of us. Just this week the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for multiple Hudson Valley counties, including Dutchess and Ulster counties.
It is important to understand the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning.
A watch indicates tornados are possible and near the watch area. In the event of a watch, discuss emergency plans, and make sure you have supplies prepared and a safe room in mind.