The National Weather Service in Little Rock released a tweet on Friday morning stating that they expect a “moderate risk” of severe weather on Friday night. Including in the area for the moderate risk of severe weather is all of Southern Arkansas.
NWS says that they are expecting the possibility of “widespread wind damage and tornadoes” until the predawn hours of Saturday.
7 am CST Update: An outbreak of severe weather, including widespread wind damage and tornadoes, is expected Friday night and the predawn hours Saturday across Arkansas. How much wind? Hurricane force or higher in places. This is serious.#arwx pic.twitter.com/OSj5Uvx1Qu
— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) January 10, 2020
AAA Texas has reminders for how people can stay safe during the event of severe weather.
- Have a radio handy — stay up to date on the latest storm news so you can know when it is safe to come out of your house or shelter
- Keep your head down and face away from the wind. Also keep away from windows and try to be as insulated from the storm as possible.
- Try to remain in one place, whether a storm shelter, basement, closet, or other safety area, until it is safe to come out.
- If you are in an open area when severe weather strikes, lie flat in a ditch and try to avoid flying debris. Also stay away from bridges and overpasses.
The National Weather Service also reminds people to use whatever media available from phones to handheld radios to stay up to date with the latest severe weather bulletins.
Of all the things that go bump in the night, severe weather is the most real, and dangerous. Severe weather can strike at any time. Don’t sleep on preparedness. Weather apps, WEA Alerts, and NOAA Weather Radio can provide critical seconds to get out of bed and get into shelter. pic.twitter.com/XPO1X8ae94
— National Weather Service (@NWS) January 10, 2020