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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:05 PM CDT on August 01, 2015


... Severe Thunderstorm Watch safety rules...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable
for the development of severe weather in the designated area.
During a watch there is no cause for immediate concern. You should
go about your normal business... but be on the lookout and keep up
to date on the latest weather developments. Public safety
officials should activate prearranged plans.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning... on the other hand... means that a
severe thunderstorm has been sighted or indicated by radar. People
in the path of the storm should take immediate action to safeguard
themselves and their family.

Technically speaking... a severe thunderstorm is defined as having
wind gusts which exceed 58 mph and/or hail at least 1 inch in
diameter. However... as these storms develop... they can be
accompanied by tornadoes. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or other
local media to learn if a warning has been issued for your area.
Also... keep a close watch on the thunderstorms as tornadoes can
form quickly. If you see a tornado... move quickly into a basement.
If none is available... seek shelter in a small interior room on
the lowest floor and stay away from outside walls... doors and
windows. In schools... factories or other institutional type
buildings... stay out of auditoriums and gymnasiums.


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Alaska - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Special Weather Statement , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Idaho - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Public Information Statement
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Kentucky - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Record Report
New Mexico - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
North Carolina - Coastal Flood Advisory
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Oklahoma - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Oregon - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
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Texas - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Public Information Statement
Washington - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
West Virginia - Public Information Statement
- Small Craft Advisory
- Special Weather Statement