Saturday, June 6, 2015

HIGH Risk of Tornadoes

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch from Huron and Sioux City to the Kansas-Nebraska border. There is a high risk of tornadoes and a moderate risk of violent tornadoes. There is also a high risk of large hail and damaging thunderstorm winds.

So, here is what I would like you to consider:
  • Make sure your dependents and friends are aware of the threat and can quickly get to shelter if a warning is issued. 
  • You have at least two ways to get a warning (television + battery-powered weather radio + smartphone app + commercial radio + close to a tornado siren ). 
  • Put your car in the garage.
  • Bring in lawn furniture and other items that can be blown about. 
  • Put any high value, portable items into shelter now, including your purse. 
  • Have a pair of work gloves in your shelter.
Then, if a warning is issued:
  • Wear shoes into shelter. If your home should be hit, you don't want to be walking through debris on bare feet.
  • Take a flashlight and your cell phone. 
Again, make sure your friends and family is aware of the threat. 

At 4pm, radar shows strong thunderstorms developing in southern Nebraska that are the most immediate threat. Other storms in South Dakota are developing rapidly.

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