Special Weather Statement-Emergency Management

THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES RAPIDLY INCREASING...  THE THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...CONTAINING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND A FEW TORNADOES...WILL PEAK ACROSS SOUTHEAST INDIANA...NORTHERN KENTUCKY...AND SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL OHIO BETWEEN 430 PM AND 930 PM.  A BROKEN LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL SWEEP EAST THROUGH THE AREA DURING THIS TIME...AS IT CONGEALS AND INTENSIFIES. THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER SHOULD BE EAST OF THE AREA BY 930 PM.  NOW IS THE TIME TO FINALIZE YOUR PLANS OF ACTION WHEN WARNINGS /SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO/ ARE ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA. WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED...SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A REINFORCED STRUCTURE. GARAGES...BARNS  ...OUTBUILDINGS...MOBILE HOMES...AND AUTOMOBILES DO NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT SHELTER FROM EXTREME THUNDERSTORM WINDS OR TORNADOES. SEEK SHELTER INSTEAD IN A RESIDENTIAL HOME...OR LARGER BUSINESS BUILDING...AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE...IN THE CENTER OF THE BUILDING. THE IDEA IS TO PUT AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE WEATHER AS POSSIBLE.  GIVEN STORM SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH...THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO RUSH TO THE WINDOW TO SEE THE STORM WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED. INSTEAD...RUSH TO A STURDY AND REINFORCED SHELTER