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Tornado Warning for Santa Clara County

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Santa Clara County. This included the city of Morgan Hill and Santa Cruz County.

* at 202 PM PST… National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado moving
northeast at 35 mph. – * until 230 PM PST – This storm may produce quarter size hail.

The first that I heard about a possible tornado was on twitter. abc7newsBayArea. I was not notified by ALERTSCC. So obviously Santa Clara County does not consider a looming tornado enough of a life altering threat to send out the town crier.

I would like to ask San José Mayor Chuck Reed if we will only be alerted after the roof blows off?

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. (not many in San José) Get under a
workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is
available… seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an
interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to
cover your body and always stay away from windows.

If in Mobile homes or vehicles… evacuate them and get inside a
substantial shelter. If no shelter is available… lie flat in the
nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.

San Jose – Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

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To quote John Fogerty, “I see earth quakes and lightnin’ – I hear hurricanes a-blowing – I fear rivers over flowing – look’s like we’re in for nasty weather …”

OK, so there won’t be a hurricane here in San Jose, but the big one (earthquake) could hit at anytime. There are many reasons to need emergency information. Though it is not high on the likelihood list, the threat of a terrorist attack is possible.

I registered with the notification system called ALERTSCC (Santa Clara County Emergency Alert System). In the event of a catastrophe I will be notified by way of: text message, e-mail, and/or phone.

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