Texas tornadoes: Why nobody died in yesterday's severe weather
- 650 number of homes damaged by yesterday’s spate of tornadoes and severe weather in Texas
- 17 number of people reported injured by yesterday’s storms; there were no reported deaths source
» Why the storms didn’t prove deadly: Despite there being a dozen tornadoes that touched ground, it helped significantly that the storms happened in the middle of the day, rather than late at night. With people awake, it’s much easier to ensure they take cover; when people are asleep, the challenge becomes much more significant, meteorologists say.
To all my fellow DC/MDstucks (and anyone else in the area!)
There are severe weather warnings for most of Maryland and all of the Balt/Wash metro area, including tornado watches/warnings. Please be careful and take necessary precautions if you encounter severe conditions.
Please stay indoors and seek shelter underground if conditions worsen. Stay alert to further warnings through media. As of now it looks like most watches/warnings are ending around 9PM.
Coming from someone who has lived in the heart of tornado alley and been through several scares before, please just stay safe.