National Weather Service Has Issued A Public Information Statement
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL 721 AM CDT Tue Aug 28 2018 Severe Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening across the area. Thunderstorms are expected to be fast-moving this afternoon, which means you will have less time than usual to act, and every second will count. Do not wait to hear thunder or see the storm. Go immediately to a sturdy structure when a warning is issued! Now is the time to prepare for storms. If you intend to move vehicles or other property into shelter, do it now. This is also the time to move pets or livestock to shelter as needed. Remember that a watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. It is your head's up that severe weather is possible in the next several hours. A warning means that severe weather is occurring or about to occur very shortly and that you need to take immediate action to protect your life. Whether you are at work, home, school, or anywhere else, identify your safe area now and be alert for warnings. The safest place to be during a tornado or extreme storm is in a sturdy structure away from windows in the basement or on the lowest floor in an interior room such as a bathroom or closet. If you are in a mobile home, camping, or outdoors, you should consider going to a sturdy structure long before the storms arrive. When a warning is issued or severe weather threatens, immediately seek shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows. If a tornado is possible, go to the safe area in the building immediately! If you hear outdoor warning sirens, first go to your safe area, then seek more information.