Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Breaking News: Weather Alert for DFW

This afternoon has been one for the books thanks to the remains of Hermine. I spent much of the afternoon huddled around a colleague's computer with several co-workers.

If you've been watching the weather in the last few hours, you know that DFW has been under a tornado warning. If you are not, please turn it on.

Fellow volunteer and chief meteorologist for KRLD, Krista Villarreal, has been r
eporting on the storm. Listen to the latest weather updates here.

reminder for when the tornado warning siren sounds:
  • Since we don't have basements here (as I explained to a concerned Wisconsin-bred colleague today), the safest place to be is in a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building
  • Mobile homes are NOT safe during tornadoes or other severe winds! Abandon mobile homes IMMEDIATELY.
  • If you are caught outdoors, seek shelter in a basement, shelter or a sturdy building. If you cannot get to a shelter, do the following:
  • Get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt, and try to drive at right angles to the storm movement and out of the path
  • If strong winds and flying debris occur while you are driving, pull over and park, keeping seat belts on and the engine running. Put your head down below the windows, covering with your hands and a blanket, if possible.
  • If you are unable to get to a building or vehicle, as a last resort, lie in a ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.

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