The arrival of spring also means the start of the severe storm season.
With tornados and other types of severe storms possible this time of year, Vandalia’s public safety officials, Police Chief Larry Eason and Fire Chief Merle Adermann, issued the following severe storm advice:
• Be prepared. Use local radio and television reports to stay updated on current weather conditions.
Also, make sure to have a flashlight with fresh batteries, a battery-operated radio and a phone readily available.