Straight line wind storms, downburst rains, and tornadoes can occur at any time of year in Texas, so it pays for individuals and families to plan well in advance. Please visit our Weather Resources section on the right of this page for more details.
Basic preparedness plans should be in place at home, at work and at school, and each family member or employee should understand the plan. When a severe storm or tornado strikes, there may be only a few seconds to react and find shelter.
Staying weather aware by monitoring your local news stations and using weather apps on your smartphone is an easy way to prepare yourself before a severe weather event occurs. National Weather Service updates their Facebook and Twitter pages before and during severe weather events.