March 2-8, 2014 – 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 is also a time when outdoor activities increase, placing residents at an even greater risk.
Weather in the form of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, or flash floods can strike very quickly. Once a tornado approaches or flash flooding develops, it is too late to start working on a preparedness plan! When severe weather develops and warnings are issued, you must take immediate action to protect yourself.
The purpose of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to draw attention to the many aspects of severe weather which affect all of us, focus on safety, and learn what to do when hazardous weather threatens. Each day, National Weather Service offices in Texas will be focusing on safety topics through Twitter:
- Sunday – @NWSSanAngelo – Types of Thunderstorms
- Monday – @NWSFortWorth – Tornadoes
- Tuesday – @NWSAmarillo – Hail
- Wednesday – @NWSHouston – Microbursts
- Thursday – @NWSSanAntonio – Flash Flooding
- Friday – @NWSLubbock – Lightning
- Saturday – @NWSBrownsville – Family Preparedness
For more information on severe weather and severe weather safety, please review the preparedness information on this website or visit the National Weather Service.