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Tornado/Severe Weather

Tornado/Severe Weather

Tornado/Severe Weather


GPS challenge of the week… TAKE 10 SECONDS to learn what to do in Severe Weather/Tornado.  Do you know the difference between a Severe Weather/Tornado watch and a Severe Weather/Tornado warning?

  • A watch means conditions are favorable but not occurring or imminent vs a warning which means conditions are occurring or are imminent.
  • During a Tornado event please seek shelter away from windows in an inner room or office. Get low to the floor and cover your head and neck with your arms.  If you are driving, stop the car and get into a low-lying ditch.

If you experience or see a safety concern on your assignment, please contact our GPS Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or contact your local GPS office. If you are injured on your assignment, please call MEDCOR at 1-800-775-5866 then contact your local GPS office.

GPS where Safety is Everybody’s Job…My Job…Your Job!  The more often you TAKE 10 SECONDS to identify existing or potential hazards the better equipped you are to create a safer work environment.  Let’s TAKE 10 SECONDS!

Check out our website for additional information.


Barbara Greene
GPS Safety Specialist

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