059  
NOUS43 KPAH 011843  
PNSPAH  
ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-  
100-107>112-114-020645-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
143 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016  
   
..SAFETY RULES FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
 
 
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 133 HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR ALL OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND MOST OF  
WEST KENTUCKY, GENERALLY EAST OF THE LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES. THIS  
WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CDT/900 PM EDT. 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 THUNDERSTORRM 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.  
 

 
 
SMITH  
 
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