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Safety tips for severe weather situations

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

If you find yourself in a severe weather situation, here are some helpful tips for staying safe!

Tornado Tips

- Go to your basement or the center of your home.
- Stay away from windows.
- Abandon mobile homes and cars.
- Anyone outside should go to a low-lying area: for example, a ditch.
- Avoid power lines.
- Don't use candles.
- Don't make phone calls.

Flash Flood Tips

- Evacuate immediately.
- Move to higher ground.
- Do not drive around barricades.
- If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.

Road Conditions

- Turnpike: 1-800-331-3414
- Interstate Roads: 1-888-783-6783
- PennDOT: 1-800-FIX-ROAD

Power Problems

- PPL: 1-800-342-5775
- Met-Ed/Penelec: 1-800-545-7738
- Adams Electric: 1-800-726-2324
- PECO: 1-800-841-4141

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