No National Weather Service Warning for Garden City, SC Tornado

We are surrounded by information about weather: it is on our smartphones, our televisions, electronic signs, everywhere. But, when it comes to business critical storm warnings, there is just one choice: AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions.

Take this recent example: A tornado struck the Savannah suburb of Garden City on May 4, 2017. The National Weather Service (NWS), and the television, radio and internet sources that use the NWS provided no warning.

“Garden City officials said there were five minor injuries, and one person was taken to the hospital. Residents and business owners at the scene said no tornado sirens went off, leaving many of them unprepared for the destruction that followed. A news release issued late Thursday said the NWS did not issue any severe watches or warnings for the storm, which began to roll through the area about 5:45 p.m., so the sirens did not sound.” – Article taken from Savannah Morning News (

On the other hand, AccuWeather’s clients in the medical and transportation industries were protected. Our clients were warned 35-minutes in advance of damaging winds and were provided 17-minutes advance notice of the tornado.

The precious time provided for those warnings allowed people to be sheltered and assets to be moved out of harm’s way.

AccuWeather’s exclusive technology and certified storm experts create business-to-business warnings that save people, property and profits.

Call us today to learn about our SkyGuard® Warnings that provide severe weather warnings to protect employees, businesses and residents from severe weather-caused damage, bodily harm and loss of life. The superior accuracy of our warnings for snow, ice, tornadoes, lightning, hail, hurricanes and flooding are tailored to each location and client to effectively prepare for weather events and save lives, reduce risk and avoid costly shut downs. 

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