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PNSPAH  
ILZ078-083-087-091-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ007>022-240745-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
231 PM CDT THU JUN 23 2016  
 
   
..SAFETY RULES FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
 
 
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 290 HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR ALL OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND THE  
PENNYRILE REGION OF WEST KENTUCKY...EAST OF THE LAND BETWEEN THE  
LAKES AND THE OHIO RIVER. THIS WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL UNTIL 10  
PM 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 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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