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Contributed by David Maley on 07/26/2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Tompkins County and surrounding areas in effect until 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms producing tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Those living in watch areas are advised to monitor weather reports for a possible upgrade to a Tornado Warning, which means that a tornado is indicated by radar or sighted by trained storm spotters.
As noted in the Ithaca College Emergency Response Guide, the following actions should be taken if a Tornado Warning is issued for your locality.