Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Found: Woman's watch at produce stand in Floresville over July 4th weekend. Call and leave message, 830-393-6767.
Our beloved Gracie is missing, Dachshund/Lab mix, microchipped, about 30 pounds, black with little white. Call with any information, 830-393-9999 or 419-250-9099.
Found: Cow, Thurs., July 7, around La Vernia. Call or text, 210-663-6677.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Seeking individual to work in a local child-care center, paid holidays, etc., must be high school grad or GED. Apply in person at Cubs Country Childcare, 212 FM 1346 in La Vernia.
La Vernia United Methodist Childcare Ministries is seeking Afternoon Day School Teachers and After School Care Teachers. These positions require a love for children and passion for the growth and development of the precious children in our care. Must be at least 18 years of age, be able to work well with children and parents. Experience is a plus but not required. Call 830-779-5117 or come by 210 Bluebonnet Rd., La Vernia.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Pursch with auto packageBudget BlindsShowcase

Breaking News


Feb. 19-25 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Texas Department of Public Safety
February 21, 2012, 3:28pm
2,441 views | Post a comment

Straight-line wind storms, thunderstorms and tornadoes can occur at any time of year in Texas. So it pays for individuals and families to plan what to do well in advance. Feb. 19--25 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service remind you that this is a good time to talk to your friends and family about emergency preparedness.

While tornadoes are extremely dangerous, wind, ice and hail storms can do similar damage, so thunderstorms should never be taken for granted. Dangers include:

Straight-line thunderstorm winds, sometimes referred to as downbursts that blow in excess of 100 mph, are strong enough to uproot trees, destroy crops and cause substantial damage to buildings and roofs. These include severe and rapid downdrafts of air that push damaging winds outward on or near ground level and that are especially dangerous to aviation.

Hail falling to earth at speeds nearing 100 mph, damaging trees, crops, automobiles and buildings. Hail storms cause more than $1 billion in damage nationwide each year.

When severe weather threatens, monitor TV and radio broadcasts as well as NOAA weather radio for storm warnings and watches. When straight-line winds threaten, respond the same way you would to the threat of a tornado. Seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest floor, such as a bathroom, stairwell, hallway or closet. Stay away from windows. If you are outside, cover your head to protect against flying debris. Avoid highway overpasses.

For more information visit:

Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Severe Weather Awareness webpage
National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters
American Red Cross
Ready.gov
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Breaking News Archives


Southern Electric
Malcolm's Custom Welding
WCN Citizens Forum 5/28/15
Allstate & McBride RealtyTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.