Severe weather expected today

Ponca City Now - April 26, 2016 8:07 am

Ponca City Emergency Management Director Paula Cain has issued a weather advisory for today in the Ponca City area.

"Storms will develop east of the dryline, very rapidly becoming super cells Tuesday, and move to the northeast," she said. "Timing will be between 3 and 7 p.m., most likely around 4 p.m. in our area. The threats associated with these storms will include gigantic hail (baseball-softball size), winds around 80 mph, and, of course, tornadoes."

Cain said pinpointing exact locations is very difficult.

"T here will be dangerous storms somewhere in Oklahoma. The best you can do is make sure you and your family are ready," she said.

"If you do not have a saferoom, select a small interior room with no windows and have some blankets and pillows there cover yourself, especially the head and neck," she said.

"Don’t wait until the last second to take shelter and don’t try to drive away from the storms. Make sure you have more than one way to receive the warnings, and one should be a weather radio," she said.

"Afterwards, check on family and friends using text messages instead of phone calls."


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