641  
NOUS43 KPAH 102250  
PNSPAH  
ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-  
100-107>112-114-110100-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY  
550 PM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015  
   
..SAFETY RULES FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
 
 
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND  
WEST KENTUCKY. THIS WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM. 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 THUNDERSTORM 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.  
 

 
 
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