NWS Meteorologists have
determined that tornadoes are
possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms. Know if your
location is in the watch area by listening to NOAA Weather Radio, visiting
www.weather.gov or by tuning into your favorite radio or television
information broadcast stations.
Severe Thunder Storm Watch NWS meteorologists have determined that
severe thunderstorms are likely to occur in your area. Watch the sky and stay
tuned for NWS warnings.
NWS meteorologists have determined that a tornado is
occurring, or likely to occur within minutes, in the specified area. Warnings
indicate imminent danger to life and property.
Severe Thunder Storm Warning NWS meteorologists have determined
that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or likely to occur. Warnings indicate
imminent danger to life and property.
The NWS, FEMA and the American Red Cross
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March 18-24, 2018 is Severe Weather
Preparedness Week in Indiana.
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:15 AM.
Important - while the drill will be sent using live TOR EAS coding (Tornado Warning), it is only a test, and will be postponed to Wednesday, March 21 if weather conditions warrant.
As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation, the goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone be prepared when severe weather occurs. Each day will focus on a different topic:
- Sunday: Kick-Off: Discuss partners' roles in severe weather
- Monday: Severe Weather Outlooks and Watches: Partners' roles at the outlook and watch stages of an event
- Tuesday: Warnings: Taking action when warnings are issued (Statewide Tornado Drill Day)
- Wednesday: Response: Partners' roles in responding to disasters (real-time response)
- Thursday: Recovery: Partners' roles in the recovery process (days/weeks/months after disaster)
- Friday: Weather Ready Nation: How we are working to build a Weather Ready Nation
- Saturday: Wrap-Up: Importance of preparedness and action during threatening hazards
Know your Flooding Risk
Basic Safety Tips
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
- Do not drive over bridges that are over fast-moving floodwaters. Floodwaters can scour foundation material from around the footings and make the bridge unstable.
Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
- Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
Steps to Take
Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
Prepare Your Home
Bring in outdoor furniture and move important indoor items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
- If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.
Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
Steps to Take