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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:35 PM CDT on March 30, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2017


... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 103 has been issued by the
National Weather Service for all of southern Illinois, a small
part of southeast Missouri next to the Mississippi River, and The
Purchase area of west Kentucky, eastward to the Land Between The
Lakes. This watch is in effect until 800 PM CDT. The following
safety tips are being provided in the hope that the broadcast
media will frequently broadcast these messages while the watch
affects their area. 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 by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

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

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.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

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 also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

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



1235 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 103 has been issued by the
National Weather Service for all of southern Illinois, a small
part of southeast Missouri next to the Mississippi River, and The
Purchase area of west Kentucky, eastward to the Land Between The
Lakes. This watch is in effect until 800 PM CDT. The following
safety tips are being provided in the hope that the broadcast
media will frequently broadcast these messages while the watch
affects their area. 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 by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

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

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.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

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 also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

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


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