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Safety tips for severe weather

Safety tips for severe weather

May 21
10:49 2013

After the devastating tornadoes in Texas last week and Oklahoma last night, residents in this area need to be prepared for sudden, severe weather. These brief descriptions explain a few meteorology terms and scroll down for a list of things to have with you.

For an FAQ list, visit Tornadoes 101

Tornado Warning: means a tornado has been spotted in the area and to take shelter immediately. Tornado sirens will go off. Taking shelter means getting to the lowest level possible, avoiding windows and finding a secure place like a bathroom or closet to bunker down in. Bring pillows/blankets/mattresses if you can. If you are in a car, there are many risky variables. Read here for in-depth information.

Tornado Watch: conditions are favorable for severe weather and tornadoes are possible. Stay updated with interactive radar maps and the National Weather Service.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: strong winds, rain, thunder and lightning, hail possible. These advisories can quickly escalate into a tornado.

Flash Flood Warning: flash floods usually happen with six hours of severe rainfall and storms, and happen when storms are moving slow. Water collects and rises quickly, which means it’s difficult to drive, streams can overflow and guessing the depth of water can be difficult.

Things to have with you if severe weather is a possibility:

-battery powered radio

-flashlight

-bottled water

-blankets

-charged phone

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