Sheltering from tornadoes takes priority over social distancing, state officials say
More than 95 million people in nearly 20 states could experience severe weather today and Monday, including heavy rain, hail and tornadoes.
Emergency officials say sheltering from tornadoes and protecting yourself from severe weather takes priority over social distancing guidelines Americans are adhering to during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency tweeted a photo saying their experts were monitoring the weather. The tweet also emphasized that people should have a safe place to go –– and if that’s a public shelter, to continue practicing social distancing.
“If you go to a public shelter please wear a mask, bandana, or scarf around your nose and mouth,” the tweet said.
Oktibbeha County’s Emergency Management in Mississippi tweeted a photo with information about procedures people should follow when they get to a safe room.
[Original Source: CNN]