Safety is our top priority, for both you and our crews, especially during hazardous weather events. Here are some tips to keep in mind to protect yourself in bad weather.
Familiarize yourself with the most common types of weather warnings and learn how to respond to each situation. These alerts are common in the spring:
In Tennessee, thunderstorms occur 50 days out of every year, on average. Because storms are so frequent, learning about them is crucial for your safety.
A severe thunderstorm is possible. Prepare for potential power outages, strong winds, lightning, large hail & possible tornadoes.
A severe thunderstorm is occurring. Shelter inside, away from windows.
On average, Chattanooga experiences at least 2 tornadoes per year. Tornadoes are destructive and can be deadly. Follow these tips to protect yourself.
The conditions are right for a tornado to occur. Stay alert, identify a safe room and prepare for possible outages.
A tornado has been spotted. Take shelter immediately in a basement or interior room on the lowest level of a building, away from windows.
Floods cause more deaths than any other weather disaster in the United States. Within minutes of heavy rainfall, floods can occur anywhere at anytime, causing violent, fast-moving waters to surge through an area. Practice these safety tips to protect yourself.
It’s possible that a flash flood may occur quickly and without much warning. Be prepared to move to higher ground just in case.
A flash flood is occurring. Seek higher ground and do not drive through flooded areas.
Although Chattanooga usually stays below 89ºF on average in warmer months, hazardous temperatures are possible.
Outdoor temperatures may become dangerously high. Check your cooling system and reschedule extended or high-energy outdoor activities. Identify a place where you can go to cool off, especially for children, older adults and pets.
Dangerous heat is occurring or about to happen. Avoid high-energy outdoor activities and direct sunlight. Take extra care to stay hydrated. Stay in a cool, indoor location and check on children, older adults and pets.