In the event of a life-threatening storm, it is critical to know what to do before, during and after a severe storm. Knowing the difference between a weather watch and warning is an important part of keeping you and your loved ones safe.
- Advisory: Highlights weather conditions less serious than a warning
Weather event may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property
- Watch: Be Prepared
Conditions are right for the event to happen
May last several hours
Time to make a plan for if the event happens
- Warning: The event is happening
Take immediate action
Usually limited to a short period of time (around 30 minutes)
Visit the OEMHS website for more information on severe summer storms.