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Potential for Severe Weather this Halloween
News Release
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What is the danger?

There is a potential for widespread rainfall in Harris County this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), severe weather remains possible for southeast Texas this afternoon through tonight. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected and widespread rainfall of 1-2 inches with isolated totals of 4-6 inches is likely across the region.

Threats include heavy rainfall, strong winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.



What you need to do:

Residents are encouraged to monitor local media for weather information, particularly before venturing out.

  • Be extra cautious at night, when it is harder to see possible flood dangers.
  • These four words could save your life: TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.

In the event of thunderstorms, stay inside. Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

If a tornado warning is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately. First rule of safety is to get low and stay low, others are listed below:

  • Go to an interior room on the first floor, such as a bathroom, closet, or room without windows.
  • If you are outside, take cover in a low spot away from trees.
  • If you are in a mobile home, get out and go to a secure shelter.
  • If you are in a car, get out and take shelter inside a nearby sturdy building.
  • Avoid highway overpasses. Parking or taking shelter under a bridge or overpass is extremely dangerous due to flying debris and the possibility the structure may collapse.

Prepare in advance of a storm. Download the Ready Harris App or go to www.readyharris,org to sign up to receive updates on local weather conditions and to get help creating an emergency plan. You can also follow HCOHSEM on Twitter and Facebook.


Where you can learn more:

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