Insight Denton

Comments () A Text Size
Al Key/DRC
Lighning bolts form from a wall cloud that produced a tornado in Denton on May 10.

What am I supposed to do when I hear an outdoor siren?

Do: Seek shelter immediately. Underground shelter is best. At minimum, head to the innermost room of a sturdy building, away from windows and exterior walls. Then, tune into KNTU-FM (88.1), where Denton broadcasts its severe weather information, to learn more. (But if you hear a siren at noon on the first Wednesday of the month, don’t worry: That’s when Denton tests its 16 sirens.)

Don’t: Don’t try to chase, or outrun, the storm in your car. Don’t park or hide under an overpass. Don’t get on the roof to watch the wall cloud. Don’t take out your smartphone for a tornado selfie.

October can bring a “second season” of severe weather, averaging about 10 twisters a month in Texas. Are you ready? For more information on the steps you need to be prepared, visit www.ready.gov.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

SOURCE: City of Denton Office of Emergency Management

 

What do you want to know? Email your question for Insight Denton to pheinkel-wolfe@dentonrc.com.


Comments
DentonRC.com is now using Facebook Comments. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then add your comment below. Your comment is subject to Facebook's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service on data use. If you don't want your comment to appear on Facebook, uncheck the 'Post to Facebook' box. To find out more, read the FAQ .
Copyright 2011 Denton Record-Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.