Now’s the time to practice severe weather plan

Ponca City Now - March 26, 2018 3:54 pm

Are you ready for severe weather?  Even if we don’t have any severe weather tonight, it would be a good time to practice or make your plan, because severe weather season is here, Ponca City Emergency Management Direct Paula Cain says.

“We are in an area of Marginal Risk for some severe thunderstorms that could include very strong wind gusts of 70 to 80 mph and hail up to the size of golf balls,” Cain said.  “The tornado risk is very low.  Currently we see storm development in southern Oklahoma that appear to be moving northeast and will likely remain south of Kay County.  But note that there are some storms popping up in northwest Oklahoma as well.

“Please remember that should winds reach 70 to 80 mph, anything left outdoors and unsecured will become a dangerous missile.  Straight-line winds can cause significant damage and injury,” Cain said.


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