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GOHSEP warning of possible severe weather Easter weekend

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 13:46:02-04

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging residents to stay weather-aware this weekend as potentially dangerous storms are expected Saturday through Monday across the state. National Weather Service forecasters say some areas will face storms in the pre-dawn hours Sunday. A much larger area is under some level of severe weather threat later Sunday into Monday.

GOHSEP remains activated due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Teams involved in those efforts will also work with local emergency managers to respond to any requests for state support.

"We are asking you to pay close attention to your forecast and be aware of any weather related watches or warnings issued, "said GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom. "Also, be aware of any safety measures ordered by first responders or your local emergency managers. Many of you may be living in different conditions as we continue to fight the spread of coronavirus. That may mean adjustments to your emergency plans. Consider any potential changes needed before the severe weather hits. As with many of these type storms systems, we likely will experience tornadoes and damaging winds. It is extremely difficult to determine exactly where the more serious problems will develop. Use the time you have now to prepare. Monitor your local media, the NWS and download the free ALERT FM App for weather alerts. We strongly urge everyone to check your supplies and review for more preparedness information."

Find more tips on weather preparedness on GOHSEP's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Other resources are available at

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