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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
618 AM CDT Thu May 3 2018

Severe Thunderstorms are possible this evening across the area.

Hail up to the size of golf balls is possible late this afternoon
and this evening and may cause extensive property damage.

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

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 closet.

If you are in a mobile home, camping, or outdoors, you should
consider going to a sturdy structure long before the storms

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

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

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