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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:19 PM EDT on May 03, 2015

... storm safety information... .

A severe weather watch has been issued by the National Weather Service
in Topeka for a portion of Kansas. In the interest of public safety,
the following safety information is provided.

A watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather development
within the watch area. There is no cause for immediate concern, and you may
go about your normal business. Stay informed of the weather situation.
Know your County, nearby cities, and local landmarks whether at home or
on the Road. Listen to weather radio or local media for updated weather
information.

A warning means a severe thunderstorm or tornado has been observed or is
indicated by Doppler weather radar. If a warning is issued for your
location, immediately put your emergency safety plan into action.

... Severe thunderstorms may produce...

Strong damaging winds... damaging downburst winds associated with a severe
thunderstorm will be greater than 60 mph. Go indoors or into a basement
or storm shelter and stay away from windows.

Large hail... destructive hail associated with a severe thunderstorm will be
greater than one inch in diameter. Go indoors or into a basement and stay
away from windows.

Heavy rain... heavy rain may produce flash flooding quickly. Avoid low lying
and poor drainage areas. Be cautious when driving at night as roads could be
washed out. Turn around, don't drown.

Deadly lightning... lightning is a an underrated killer. When lightning
threatens, get indoors and away from windows, stay away from trees or towers
and avoid lakes and boats.

Tornadoes... tornadoes are natures most violent storms. The best shelters are
a basement or underground storm shelter on the lowest floor in the middle of
the building, or in an interior hallway or designated shelter area. Avoid
windows, Mobile homes and large open spaces like a gymnasium or auditorium.
If on the Road, drive to find safe shelter. As a last resort either abandon
vehicles and get into a ditch or stay belted in your vehicle crouched below
the window line.

Again, stay informed of the weather situation. Know your County, nearby cities,
and local landmarks whether at home or on the Road.

Listen to weather radio or local media for updated weather information.


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