What should you do to prepare?
Hail (3/4 inch or greater)
- Build or identify a Safe-Room in your home
- Have a radio readily available for weather alerts and warnings.
Downbursts (58 mph or greater)
- Hail can cause significant damage to your vehicle, break windows and damage roofs of homes and businesses
- Hail can cause significant bodily injuries such as broken bones and even blindness if wind blown
- Hailstones the size of softballs can fall at speeds faster than 100 mph
- Downbursts can cause significant damage to well-constructed homes, topple large trees, blow down road and commercial signs, and remove roofs from structures
- Downbursts have been measured in excess of 100 mph
- Downbursts can cause damage similar to that of a strong tornado, and cause loss of life or significant bodily injury from wind blown debris and toppled structures.
Watch VS Warning
- WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe weather.
- WARNING means sever weather is occurring or has been detected by radar.