In the Permian Basin today, and throughout the evening, residents could see some severe weather such as damaging winds, thunder storms and hail.
With that in mind, residents should prepare accordingly.
Here is what to expect today:
While most of the following safety and preparedness tips may seem like common sense, they can be vital in cases of severe weather. He are some tips to keep you safe and some items to have on hand in case of severe weather:
- Avoid driving
- Park undercover
- Unplug appliances and other electrical items.
- Bring pets indoors
- Secure lawn items
- Stay in the innermost room of home tonight.
- Seek extra shelter if you are staying in a man camp or mobile home.
- Invest in a weather radio
- Have water, food, flashlights, first aid kits, cell phone chargers, extra batteries etc.
- Keep supplies in your car in case you are stranded.
- Have a plan. Make sure you and your family know what to do and where to go during a severe storm.
Staying informed during the storm:
As we all know, weather in Texas can change in minutes. So here are a few ways you can stay informed as storms develop:
Follow Chief Meteorologist Chase Menendez
- Chief Meteorologist Chase Menendez will be tracking storms throughout the day. Follow him on facebook for upto-date weather alerts and more.
Track current road conditions:
- Although residents should avoid hitting the road during severe weather if you do have to travel, be sure to keep up with the current road conditions across Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation Highway Conditions tool http://conditions.drivetexas.org/current/, allows drivers to see any and all traffic alerts that may be active during their trip.
Visit Yourbasin.com for the latest alerts and weather updates:
- Weather updates will appear at the top of the Yourbasin.com homepage, providing you with the latest warnings and watches.
- Sharing your photos with us will allow our teams to know what is going on in the area and provide more accurate accounts of weather-related activity. Photos can be shared on our Facebook pages, Big 2 News – KMID and KPEJ Fox 24 News.
View the interactive radar to see what is coming your way and track the storms alongside Chief Meteorologist Chase Menendez
This radio is designed to listen to a radio frequency that only sends out weather information. You can program the radio to receive alerts for all counties, a few counties, or even a single county. You can even customize it to alert you to only certain types of watches and warnings. Another plus of this device is that is can run off of an AC outlet but when the power goes out, it has a battery backup. Be sure that you have the batteries installed and change them out every 6 months to ensure the radio has fresh batteries.