931  
NOUS43 KPAH 071758  
PNSPAH  
ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-  
100-107>112-114-072100-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
1258 PM CDT WED AUG 7 2019  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..SAFETY RULES FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
 
 
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE FOR A SMALL PORTION OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI . THIS  
WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 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 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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