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Tropical Weather Moving Closer to Texas and Florida

Harvey's remnant is forecast to regain tropical cyclone strength in the next day or two. Once Harvey starts impacting the Texas coast, up to 10 inches of rain will be possible over the next week. Another disturbance on the southern tip of Florida is not expected to strengthen, but it's slow movement could add up to 7 inches of rain over the next week. Heavy rain may produce flash flooding. Read More >

Lightning Kills!

In the U. S. Lightning kills an average of 47 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured.

The National Weather Service urges you to seek indoor shelter when storms are approaching. This is the best advice:

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

The safest place to be during a thunderstorm is indoors and away from windows. You want four walls surrounding you- that means no open garages, porches, covered decks, or picnic shelters. The next best place to be is in a hard-topped vehicle with windows rolled up.

 

This website: https://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/

has loads of information for everyone, including coloring pages, games, videos and graphics.

 

The National Lightning Safety Council's website has lots of great lightning safety tips.