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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Spring Storm Season Reminders from the Town of Flower Mound

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Spring is just days away, and here in North Texas, that means “Spring Storm Season.” Whether you’re new to Texas or you’ve lived here your whole life, here are a few reminders.

In North Texas, severe thunderstorms can produce damaging straight-line winds, large hail, tornados, and lightning. Whenever you find yourself in the path of a storm, immediately seek shelter in a building. You should go to an interior room (away from windows) and on the lowest floor, placing as many walls as you can between you and the outdoors. Take time now to identify shelter areas in your home and place some supplies there – such as a flashlight, portable cell phone changer, radio, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks – in case of prolonged sheltering or a power outage.

The Town’s outdoor warning sirens are activated for the following: hail that is 1.50” or larger in diameter (or smaller for areas or events where large numbers of people are outside); rotation in a dangerous cloud or a tornado; and straight-line winds over 70 mph. While these sirens are intended to alert people who are outdoors to seek shelter, they can be heard inside, depending on the location of your nearest siren. Please visit www.flower-mound.com/sirens to learn more. Just a heads up, our sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., weather permitting.

Since our outdoor sirens are not intended for alerting folks inside, we also use the Everbridge Notification System to send vital information straight to you, regardless of where you are, via phone calls, text messages, or emails. You can sign up to receive alerts about a variety of events affecting Flower Mound, including severe weather, evacuations, and other emergencies, at www.flower-mound.com/emergencynotifications. Stay weather aware this Spring!

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