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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
1256 PM CDT Tue Oct 24 2017

...Public Information Statement...

...Fall Severe Weather Awareness Week for the Four State Region...

...Today`s Topic is Severe Thunderstorms Hazards...

This region is affected by thunderstorms several time every year.
Every thunderstorm produces lightning. Lightning can strike as
far as 15 miles away from the base of a thunderstorm...which is
about the distance from a storm that you are able to hear its
thunder. If you can hear thunder...then you are close enough to
be struck by lightning.

Remember to follow this rule...when thunder roars go indoors.
Following this simple rule will help prevent you from
being struck by lightning.

Thunderstorms can produce very heavy rainfall which might cause
flooding. Remember if water is over the road...turn around don`t
drown

The strongest and most dangerous of thunderstorms are defined as
severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are storms which
produce damaging winds of at least 58 mph...large hail at least 1
inch in diameter...or a tornado.

To protect yourself and your property from severe thunderstorms...
it is important to stay abreast of the latest weather conditions.
Staying updated through NOAA Weather Radio from the National
Weather Service...as well as monitoring television...radio and the
internet...will help you be better prepared for the dangers
associated with any severe thunderstorms in your area.


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