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AccuWeather's Advance Notice of a Destructive EF3 Tornado in Texas Helps Businesses Keep Employees Safer



AccuWeather provided 18 minutes of advance notice of a tornado in Perryton, TX, allowing businesses to make quick, informed decisions to protect their employees and customers.

Key Highlights

AccuWeather proved its superiority in severe weather forecasting by being the sole source to issue a tornado warning for Perryton, offering valuable time for employees to take shelter

AccuWeather's expert meteorologists provided a crucial 18-minute advance notice before a destructive EF3 tornado hit Perryton, TX, saving lives

AccuWeather's advanced warning empowered businesses to protect their employees, customers, and assets

In a recent devastating tornado event near Perryton, TX, AccuWeather's expert meteorologists issued a life-saving warning with 18 minutes of advance notice before a dangerous EF3 tornado struck. This advance warning saved lives, underscoring the importance of making sure your businesses are better prepared by relying on AccuWeather For Business for accurate and reliable weather warnings.

 AccuWeather For Business Warned Days in Advance

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, a widespread severe weather event wreaked havoc across the Southern Plains and the South, unleashing a barrage of tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, destructive hail, and flash flooding. AccuWeather highlighted the risk of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes days in advance, ensuring people, communities, and businesses had ample time to prepare and stay safe.

When an EF3 tornado rapidly developed and struck Perryton, TX. AccuWeather was the sole source to issue any advance warning on this destructive tornado, offering a critical 18-minute window of opportunity for employees to seek shelter and protect themselves from harm.

While other sources failed to issue any warning until the tornado was already touching down, AccuWeather SkyGuard® Warnings ensured that employees had precious extra time to prepare better and find safe shelter.

When tornadoes are in the forecast, AccuWeather For Business clients receive, on average, 16 minutes of advance notice, compared to only 8 minutes from other weather providers.

>>READ MORE: When minutes matter: how to plan for and respond to a SkyGuard Tornado Warning

AccuWeather Helps Businesses Better Prepare

AccuWeather For Business was a vital asset for various industries affected by the severe weather near Perryton, TX. In the construction industry, contractors and project managers rely on AccuWeather's advanced weather monitoring and warning capabilities through AccuWeather SkyGuard Warnings to ensure worker safety, adjust project timelines, and secure job sites.

Retailers, including grocery stores and shopping centers, utilized AccuWeather's accurate forecasts to plan for potential disruptions, stock up on essential supplies, and ensure the safety of customers and employees.

Event organizers and hospitality establishments benefited from AccuWeather's timely alerts, allowing them to make informed decisions regarding outdoor events, adjust reservations, and implement safety measures to protect attendees.

AccuWeather For Business goes above and beyond by offering personalized one-on-one consultations to businesses before, during, and after severe weather events like this one. During the storm, AccuWeather meteorologists continuously offered support and guidance to keep businesses informed of changing weather conditions and help them make real-time decisions to protect their operations and personnel.

Is your business ready for the next big storm? AccuWeather's SkyGuard Warnings can help better protect your people and property. Set up a meeting with our weather preparedness and business continuity expert or demo SkyGuard today.

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