Lancaster County residents take shelter as tornado warnings loom

The biggest buzzword is that a Tornado Warning has been issued for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania until June 16, 2023 at 9:31 AM PST.

The NWS advises residents to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a fortified building. And if you are outside, find a ditch or other low-lying area to take shelter in that is safe. Pie. And you should avoid taking shelter under trees, as strong winds can blow them away.

Most importantly, a Tornado Warning is in effect for the following areas:

  1. lancaster city
  2. East Lampeter Township
  3. Mannheim Township
  4. mountville
  5. Paradise Township
  6. Rafo Township
  7. Saidsbury Township
  8. Warwick Township
  9. NWS is urging residents to stay connected to local media for updates.

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The Lancaster County Tornado Warning is one of many tornado warnings in place across the country today. In addition to Pennsylvania, tornado warnings have been issued for Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

To top it off, the NWS has warned that the potential for severe thunderstorms has increased throughout the day, and more tornado warnings may be issued. And residents of tornado warning areas should seek immediate shelter.

If you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes, it is important to plan in case a tornado warning is issued. If this plan should include knowing where to take shelter, and having a way to receive weather alerts.

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