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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:31 PM CDT on May 26, 2016


... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not
possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe
shelter.

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Arkansas - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Special Weather Statement
California - Freeze Warning, Freeze Watch , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Lake Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Tornado Watch , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Weather Statement , Special Statement
Kansas - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maryland - Air Quality Alert
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch , Special Weather Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Nebraska - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Fire Weather Warning
New York - Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Special Statement , Record Report
Oklahoma - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Wind Advisory , Freeze Warning, Freeze Watch
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Dense Smoke Advisory , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Flash Flood Warning
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Air Quality Alert
Washington - Wind Advisory
Wisconsin - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Flood Warning

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