Thursday, May 23 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:51:49 GMT
A lightning strike sparked a house fire on South Lakeside Oaks Dr. Thursday night.Several crews from the St. George Fire Department responded to the fire Thursday evening.We're told people were in theMore >>
A lightning strike may have been the cause of a house fire on South Lakeside Oaks Dr. Thursday night.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-05-03 14:17:02 GMT
An Amber Alert has been issued for two girls missing from Llano, Texas. 15-year-old Misty Sloan and 13-year-old Savannah Sloan are missing from Kingsland, a suburb of Llano. The suspect in the disappearanceMore >>
15-year-old Misty Sloan and 13-year-old Savannah Sloan are missing from Kingsland, a suburb of Llano.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:40:36 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In the past months, we've seen more and more of these home videos of people risking their lives to film tornadoes.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade says waiting until the last minute to get into a safe place is not worth it. "In cases like that there are higher cases of injury and higher risk of death from these storms we want people to go ahead and put down the camera, phone and get in a safe place."
One of the largest problems victims of tornadoes face they think they have more time than they actually do. "There's plenty of lead time, the time between the warning and when the tornado hits, there's plenty of time to get into their safe place, not time to grab the video camera."
But what if you're not taking pictures and you're in your car when a tornado touches down.
Derek says try to listen ahead of time and delay your travels in severe weather, but when all else fails, "Immediately pull off the road to some sort of structure, whether that be a store, a gas station, a restaurant somewhere."