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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Update: City monitoring Severe weather

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According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas Friday night and early Saturday as a cold front moves through the area. Thunderstorms, strong winds, isolated tornadoes, hail and lightning are possible with this system. However, the majority of the event will take place after dark, likely between 10:00 pm Friday and 1:00 am Saturday. This is a fast moving system that will provide less warning time for impacts. It is extremely important that everyone have a way to receive emergency alerts throughout the night. 

What you should do:

PREPARE AT HOME BEFORE GOING TO BED

  • Bring pets inside.
  • Secure loose objects such as outdoor furniture or toys in your yard.
  • Move your vehicle under a covered area, if possible.
  • Have a flashlight, NOAA Weather Radio and extra batteries in case you lose power.

STAY INFORMED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT

  • Sign up for the City’s emergency notification system “CLSConnect” by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/clsconnect. This system is designed to provide important alerts via email or SMS to our residents during an emergency
  • The City will also share information through our non-emergency notification system “NotifyMe.” You can sign up by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/notifyme. This system is designed to provide non-emergency updates via email or SMS such as news flash articles, events and non-emergency weather updates.
  • Follow us on social media! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @CityofCLS

Get updates from trusted sources such as: 

Have a way to get alerts overnight by making sure your cell phone’s emergency alerts are enabled.

Power outages are possible anytime high winds occur. Track outages using the CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker at ReadyHarris: http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/?WT.ac=OC_Image_Callout&_ga=2.15127600.765839779.1568763466-2142585516.1568763466

ACT QUICKLY IF ALERTED

 If a Tornado Warning is issued, you need to act quickly!

  •     HOME: Move to a room on a lower floor, toward the middle of your house, that has no windows.
  •     DRIVING: Get off the road and find a place to shelter immediately. DO NOT stay in your vehicle and do not go under bridges/overpasses.

To learn more about weather safety please visit: https://www.weather.gov/hgx

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