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Know the Difference Between Weather Watch V Warning

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Burlington and Mercer Counties, NJ have seen its fair share of violent summer storms in 2021. 

Tornadoes, flash flooding and heavy rainfalls create emergency watches and or warnings.  Nearly everyone has seen or heard a weather alert for an incoming storm. Hearing of an imminent storm can be nerve-wracking for many people. The uncertainty of how intense a storm will be, how long it will last, and how it may affect your home can be daunting. These weather alerts are made to answer many of these questions you might have, you just need to understand the difference between the different types of alerts.

Weather Watch

  • A watch is issued when a hazardous weather event is likely to occur and the likeliness of the event is increasing significantly. 
  • The occurrence, location, and timing of the weather event is likely still uncertain. 
  • People should determine a plan in case the weather hits their area and be prepared to take action. 
  • People should follow the news for more information about the forthcoming storm. 

Weather Warning:

  • A warning is used when a hazardous weather event is approaching the area or is already occurring. 
  • A warning is only used for the most severe types of storms.
  • The imminent storm is a critical threat to life and property and should be taken extremely seriously. 
  • People in the path of the storm should take immediate action to protect themselves. 

The National Weather Service (www.weather.gov) simplifies this to say a watch means you should be prepared and a warning means you should take action. 

We hope your home survives any storm, but in case of storm damage call (609) 894-8555 or visit www.SERVPRObordentownpemberton.com to restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

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