NBC10 First Alert Weather Team Takes Tornado Questions

By Sarah Glover
|  Monday, Oct 7, 2013  |  Updated 3:22 PM EDT
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NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz tracks today's changing weather.

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October has been unseasonably warm.

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team is closely watching the weather changes. Today, portions of our region is under a tornado watch through 5 p.m. 

The first thunderstorm warning for Berks County came just after 12 p.m. The tornado threat is greatest this afternoon with the potential for heavy rain, gusty wind and thunderstorms.  

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The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team answer the following viewer tornado questions.

Q: Shanel Amique: I live in a rancher and dont have a basement. Is it true that we should take shelter in an inside room and under mattress? Hopefully nothing happens:( It's very windy here in Willingboro.

A: Sheena Parveen: Go to an interior hallway, inside a closet or bathroom. Stay away from windows.

Q: Chrissy Iacovelli: Vineland, NJ? Any updates? Its sooo windy!

A: Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz: The line of heavy showers is still to the west and is coming. About 4p, South Jersey will see the rain.

Q: Cathy Davila: IF I HAVE no basement where would be best place to be safe?

A: Sheena Parveen: Go to an interior hallway or closet.

Q: Eva Orkin Klein: How would we know if a tornado was close to our home and we should seek shelter? Would a siren of some sort sound? I live in Hainesport NJ. Thank you!

A: Sheena Parveen: In the Midwest, you would hear a sound such as an alarm, but not here. Stay with the NBC10 First Alert Weather team for updates in your area.

Q: Lynn Houck: If you are in the highway going anywhere and u c a funnel cloud what do u do? Where do u go for shelter?

A: Tedd Florendo: Drive away from it.

A: Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz: If you can’t drive away, if you are stuck in traffic, then you would get out of the car.

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