Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
616 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) CORPUS CHRISTI TX HAS DECLARED
MARCH 1ST THROUGH 7TH AS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK. EACH DAY
DURING THE PREPAREDNESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A
DIFFERENT SEVERE WEATHER RELATED TOPIC.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND A WARNING

IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH
AND A WARNING. DURING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON...WATCHES AND WARNINGS
MAY BE ISSUED FOR SEVERE STORMS...TORNADOES AND FLASH FLOODS.

WATCH - GET READY! A WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER
HAZARD IS POSSIBLE. FOR EXAMPLE...IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
SUCH THAT TORNADOES MIGHT FORM A WATCH WILL BE ISSUED. TORNADOES
ARE NOT YET OCCURRING WHEN A WATCH IS ISSUED. THIS GIVES YOU TIME
TO GET PREPARED. IF YOU KNOW WHAT TIME OF DAY STORMS ARE FORECAST
TO OCCUR...YOU CAN PLAN WHERE YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE SHELTER SHOULD
A TORNADO OCCUR. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE PLANS FOR HOW TO GET YOURSELF
AND YOUR FAMILY...INCLUDING PETS...TO THAT SHELTER IF NECESSARY. THE
WATCH ALSO GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO TEST YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PLAN AND
ALERT FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THE THREAT OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

WARNING - TAKE ACTION! A WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER
HAZARD IS OCCURRING OR WILL BE OCCURRING VERY SOON. IF A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED YOU SHOULD GET INSIDE A BUILDING
IMMEDIATELY AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
WITH CORDS. IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED YOU SHOULD GO TO THE
LOWEST LEVEL OF A STURDY BUILDING OR TO AN INTERIOR ROOM WITH NO
WINDOWS.

VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/SEVEREWEATHER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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