- Brief, heavy rainfall
- Strong winds
- Dangerous lightning
What Should I Do?
- Remove all outdoor items which can be tossed by strong wind gusts and secure them.
- Be prepared to stay in place if dangerous flooding occurs in your area.
- Communicate with your family ahead of time about what to do if you cannot get home at a normal time due to the heavy rain.
- Have a plan to shelter-in-place at your home, school or business.
- If you are participating in outdoor activities, be prepared to shelter in a sturdy structure if you hear thunder. Wait until 30 minutes after the last thunder clap before going back outside. When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.
- If a TORNADO WARNING is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately in an interior room on the lowest floor possible.
- If a FLASH FLOOD WARNING is issued for your area, seek higher ground and avoid travel until the warning expires.
- Be aware of changing conditions and turn on NOAA Weather Alert radios.
For up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service Houston/ Galveston forecast office website: weather.gov/houston.
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