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SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County stays beneath a Severe Thunderstorm Watch till 2 a.m. as pop-up showers and lightning storms proceed to maneuver by the area. Parts of Atascoda, Bandera, Medina, Kendall and Comal counties are additionally included within the NWS alert. 

Meanwhile, San Antonio is beneath a Flood Advisory till 4 a.m., because of transient torrential downpours in some areas of the town. Hail of as much as one inch in diameter stays a menace as storms slowly push by. 

Nearly 7,500 CPS Energy prospects within the Alamo City space have been with out energy as of 1 a.m., amid excessive winds and heavy showers. You can discover a hyperlink to the outage map here

Despite the heavy rain, no roads have been closed attributable to low water. You can discover that map here for the newest on low-water closures. 

This is a growing weather occasion. Refresh the web page for the newest updates.

SEVERE WEATHER 101

When extreme weather threatens the realm, you will need to know what dangers a storm can convey and what you must do to remain protected. 

One of an important issues to know is the place you might be positioned on a map, so when a watch or warning is put into place, you may establish in case you are in danger. When the National Weather Service places out warnings, they’re county-based and typically embrace cities as properly. It is essential to know the place you reside within the county and you could establish it on a map.

It can be essential to know the distinction between a watch and a warning. A watch signifies that situations are favorable for one thing to occur, however a warning signifies that one thing has developed and you will need to take motion.

So, what would trigger a thunderstorm to be certified as a “severe” thunderstorm?

Hail that’s one inch giant can be thought-about to be in regards to the measurement of 1 / 4.

Another ingredient that might result in a storm changing into extreme is that if winds are 58 mph or larger.

Winds at this power may trigger injury to roofs and will even trigger bushes to be knocked down.

Finally, if a twister is current inside a thunderstorm it might qualify the storm as changing into extreme.

In this occasion, a twister warning could be issued.

A twister watch could be issued for an space if sturdy storms are anticipated, and if the storms convey the danger for tornadoes, however not all storms embrace the menace for tornadoes. The substances within the environment for a twister to type are usually not all the time there when storms are current.

If the realm you might be in is ever beneath a twister warning, you will need to know the place you must go inside your private home.

Head to the bottom, inside room of your private home. The basement could be greatest, but when you do not have one, head to the primary ground of the house and get away from exterior partitions, or partitions that result in the surface of the house.

It can be essential to keep away from glass. The extra partitions you may put between you and the surface, the higher.

While lightning could be frequent in storms and really harmful, it doesn’t result in a storm being certified as extreme.

Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

Storms may result in flooding. Flooding could not trigger a storm to be labeled as being extreme, however it’s the deadliest sort of weather.

South Texas is understood to have main flood occasions each few years, so you will need to use warning and to all the time keep out of floodwaters. Remember, flip round, do not drown.

Entering flood water could be very harmful as you could be swept off of your toes and you do not know what may very well be within the water that might damage you.

The neatest thing you are able to do to be prepared for extreme weather is know what you’ll do within the occasion it strikes the place you reside.

Make positive your loved ones has a extreme weather motion plan.

Have a spot everybody goes inside your private home and maintain provides there, equivalent to meals, medicine, batteries, and flashlights.

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