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Tornadoes
Warning Siren
  • Siren testing occurs the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Sirens are in the following locations:
    • Near the Lena Armstrong Public Library, 301 E. 1st Ave.
    • Near the 1600 block of N. Main St.
    • Near the 800 block of Lake Rd.
    • Corner of E. Ave. S and I-35 Frontage Rd.

Tornadoes At Home
  • Texas is prime spawning ground for tornadoes.  In fact, Texas has more tornadoes than any other state in the country. You would think Texans would be prepared for such occurrences, but the majority of people in the state are not. 
  • If you are home when a tornado strikes, go to the innermost part of your house on the lowest floor (such as a bathroom or closet with no windows).  Remember to cover and protect your head. 
  • If you live in a mobile home, go outside and lay in a ditch or ravine.

Tornadoes On The Road
  • Tornadoes can pop up quickly here in Texas. If you are driving during a thunderstorm, be aware that more severe weather could be around the corner. 
  • If you are on the road and see a tornado, leave your car immediately.  Do not try to drive away from the storm. 
  • If you have time, get inside a building.  If there is no time to find shelter, lie flat in a ditch or ravine and cover your head with your arms.  Do not take cover under the car.

Tornado Watch or Warning?
  • You should also know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning.  
  • A tornado watch means, “watch” the sky.  Weather conditions are right for tornadoes to form. 
  • A tornado warning indicates a tornado has been sighted or identified on radar. Take cover immediately!