Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1005 PM CDT MON JUL 13 2015

...SAFETY RULES FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST
INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY. THIS WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
4 AM 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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