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Heavy Rainfall Along the Texas Gulf Coast; Monsoon Conditions in the Southwest and Great Basin

A tropical disturbance moving onshore of the Texas Gulf Coast will bring heavy rainfall and a threat of flash and urban flooding from the Corpus Christi to Houston vicinity Thursday. A flash flood threat will exist Thursday as monsoonal moisture increases over the Southwest into the eastern Great Basin. Strong thunderstorms may impact a areas from the central Plains into the Upper Midwest. Read More >

ND Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: April 25 through April 29, 2022
  Severe Thunderstorms  
Tornado Drill
   Flash Flooding


Tornado Safety Tips
  • If in a building, go to the basement if one is available. Get under the stairs or a piece of sturdy furniture. If there is no basement, get to the centermost room on the lowest level, putting as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Protect your head, neck and spine.
  • Stay away from windows! Avoid seeking shelter in gymnasiums or large auditoriums.
  • If in a mobile home, seek a storm shelter or a nearby permanent building. Have a plan! 40% of tornado deaths occur in mobile homes.
  • If you are outside and cannot get inside a sturdy structure, lay down in a ditch or low lying area (beware of possible flooding).
  • When driving, if a tornado is spotted in the distance, stay calm and drive away from it. However, in heavy traffic, never try to outrun a tornado. Seek shelter in a sturdy building. If no building is available, lay down in a ditch or low lying area.