BIG 2 / FOX 24 – The Permian Basin is currently under an “enhanced risk” for severe weather today and throughout the evening. That means damaging winds, thunderstorms, hail and more are possible.
With that in mind, our weather team here is to keep you safe and bring you the latest updates. Below, you will find a look at what we can expect today, how to prepare and some general safety tips to keep in mind during all severe weather events.
What to expect today:
While most of the following safety and preparedness tips may seem like common sense, they can be vital in severe weather events. Here are some basic tips that will keep you safe today:
- Avoid driving
- Park undercover
- Unplug appliances and other electrical items
- Bring pets indoors
- Secure lawn items
- Stay in the innermost room of your home
- Seek extra shelter if you are staying in a man camp or mobile home
- Invest in a weather radio
- Have food, water, flashlights, first aid kits, cell phone chargers, extra batteries on hand
- Keep supplies in your car in case you are stranded
- Have a plan. Make sure the entire family knows what to do and where to go during a severe weather event.
As we all know, weather in Texas can change in a matter of minutes. So here are just a few ways we can stay informed as these storms develop.
Chase and Derek will be tracking these storms all night and will have all of the information you need to stay informed and stay safe.
Track current conditions
There are several ways you can track the current conditions in your area. We have a live interactive radar where you can see the storms as they push through the area.
We have a live blog where we will be posting updates as they become available. You can find that blog here.
The Texas Department of Transportation also has an online tool where is you have to be driving, you can check the current road conditions in your area.
Lastly, invest in a weather radio. These radios are designed to listen to frequencies that only send out weather-related information. You can program these radios to receive alerts for all counties in your area. Typically, these radios can run off on AC outlet or via an independent battery source.