It’s important to know the difference. Read what the American Red Cross the difference is between a watch and a warning.
Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately underground to a basement, storm cellar, or an interior room (closet, hallway, or bathroom).
In the case of a tornado warning, the sirens within the City of St. James will be activated. Find out more about what you can do in case of a tornado.