Tornado warning until 11:30am Friday

Breaking news

By on Fri, March 18, 2011

From the National Weather Service:

The national weather service in the san francisco bay area has issued a tornado warning for San mateo county… This includes the cities of…San mateo…San carlos…Redwood city…Millbrae…Foster city…Burlingame…Belmont…  until 1130 am pdt * at 1058 am pdt… National weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near half moon bay…Or 10 miles west of belmont…Moving northeast at 30 mph. * other locations in the warning include but are not limited to hillsborough and half moon bay precautionary/preparedness action


If you are caught outside…Seek shelter in a nearby reinforced building. As a last resort… Seek shelter in a culvert… Ditch or low spot and cover your head with your hands.  The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available… Seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows. If in mobile homes or vehicles…Evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available… Lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.