|Southeast Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 2 - 8, 2014
| When it comes to severe weather events, the key to successful response - and survival - is preparedness. Every year, the National Weather Service (NWS), the Texas Department of Public Safety, local officials and emergency managers throughout Texas work together to recognize Severe Weather Awareness Week. In 2014, Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas was March 2 - 8, 2014.
During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service in coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety will highlight various aspects of severe weather. Topics will include types of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, microbursts, flash flooding, lightning and family preparedness. Newspapers, broadcast media, safety organizations, and other local government officials are encouraged to work with their communities to disseminate severe weather awareness information to prepare them for the upcoming severe weather season.
This website is designed to serve as a guide to the dangers of severe weather and its impacts on southeast Texas, and to serve as a guide to community groups around southeast Texas. This website includes information on what safety precautions to take when dealing with various severe weather threats including flash flooding, tornadoes, hail, high winds and lightning. It also includes important information on a mock tornado drill planned for March 5th, 2014 at 10 AM, which will be an opportunity to test tornado emergency plans at schools and businesses.
For additional preparedness information, please refer to the Severe Weather Awareness pages below from NOAA-NWS Weather-Ready Nation, Texas NWS Offices, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.