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Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
303 AM CDT Wed May 17 2017

Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening, and
some of these storms could be particularly strong. It is
extremely important to plan now what you will do if severe weather
strikes and pay close attention to forecasts and warnings.

Thunderstorms are expected to be fast-moving today,
which means you will have less time than usual to act, and every
second will count. Do not wait to hear thunder or see the storm.
Go immediately to a sturdy structure when a warning is issued!

Now is the time to prepare for storms.  If you intend to move
vehicles or other property into shelter, do it now.  This is also
the time to move pets or livestock to shelter as needed.

Remember that a watch means conditions are favorable for severe
weather.  It is your head`s up that severe weather is possible in
the next several hours.  A warning means that severe weather is
occurring or about to occur very shortly and that you need to
take immediate action to protect your life.

Whether you are at work, home, school, or anywhere else, identify
your safe area now and be alert for warnings. The safest
place to be during a tornado or extreme storm is in a
sturdy structure away from windows in the basement or on
the lowest floor in an interior room such as a bathroom or

If you are in a mobile home, camping, or outdoors, go to a sturdy
structure long before the storms arrive.

When a warning is issued or severe weather threatens, immediately
seek shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows.
If a tornado is possible, go to the safe area in the
building immediately!

If you hear outdoor warning sirens, first go to your shelter
area, then seek more information.

Please pay close attention to the weather today and
take quick action if storms approach.

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