Category Archives: General

Preparing for Severe Weather…

When severe weather threatens, it is important that you are prepared to act quickly. Advanced planning and practicing specifically how and where you will take cover for protection may save your life. If a Tornado Warning is issued, immediately move … Continue reading

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Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week – March 7-11, 2016

  Tornadoes, lightning, floods, and early season heat – spring is three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared. It roars in like a lion, rampaging across the United States throughout March, April and May. Spring hazards include: Severe … Continue reading

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Wildfire Preparedness Tips

Dry conditions throughout this area have once again created the risk for wildfires. Careless use of fire can dramatically increase the chance of a wildfire, which can quickly spread across dry vegetation and threaten homes and businesses that are in … Continue reading

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Texas Panhandle Winter Weather Awareness Week – November 16-20

The Texas Panhandle region is prone to winter weather impacts.  Amarillo receives an average of 17.9 inches of snow annually during winter months.  In addition, the Texas Panhandle can experience extreme cold temperatures, especially associated with the passage of cold … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month & Texas Preparedness Month – Week 4

September is National Preparedness Month and Texas Preparedness Month.  Make sure to develop a disaster supply kit, create a family communications plan, and make sure your home is prepared! Week 4: – Power Outages Power outages are a common occurrence … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month & Texas Preparedness Month – Week 3

September is National Preparedness Month and Texas Preparedness Month.  Make sure to develop a disaster supply kit, create a family communications plan, and make sure your home is prepared! Week 3: – Tornadoes A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month & Texas Preparedness Month – Week 2

September is National Preparedness Month and Texas Preparedness Month.  Make sure to develop a disaster supply kit, create a family communications plan, and make sure your home is prepared! Week 2: Wildfires – Each year wildfires can pose a significant … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month & Texas Preparedness Month – Week 1

September is National Preparedness Month and Texas Preparedness Month. Make sure to develop a disaster supply kit, create a family communications plan, and make sure your home is prepared! Week 1: Flood Safety – Flash flooding is the number one … Continue reading

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Local Flood Preparedness

The Texas Panhandle has experienced record rain fall totals through the first half of 2015.  While the rain has brought much needed relief from the historic drought, it has also overwhelmed area playa lakes.  Within the City of Amarillo, the … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 1-7, 2015 – Severe Weather Awareness Week Spring marks the time of year when severe storms increase in frequency bringing devastating hazardous weather such as tornadoes, lightning, large hail, damaging winds, and flash floods to the Texas Panhandle. This … Continue reading

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