Severe Storm - What you need to know.
Severe weather can happen at anytime, anywhere. Each year, people in the US deal with many different types of intense storms. Here are the averages:
10,000 severe thunderstorms
5,000 floods or flash floods
2 landfalling deadly hurricanes
About 98% of all government declared disasters as weather related, leading to around 650 deaths per years and nearly $15 billion in damages according to noaa.gov. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.
What is the difference between WATCH vs. WARNING?
Watch: Conditions are favorable for severe weather. Remain alert for further warnings.
Warning: Severe weather has been spotted or indicted by radar. Take cover immediately.