NWS Explains How to Protect Yourself During Severe Weather

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BROWNSVILLE – The National Weather Service wants to make sure you know what to do when severe weather hits.

NWS says the key to staying safe is knowing what to do while the weather is quiet, before the storm.

Wind events like tornadoes or straight lines in the Rio Grande Valley are rare, but Sunday proved those events can be some of the most dangerous.

"The first place to go to is an interior room with no windows so those would be your closets and your bathrooms. When you get inside there just to be safer bring a blanket or a pillow to cover your head and if you have a bike helmet or another helmet bring those because the head is the most important thing to protect," says Barry Goldsmith, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist.

When severe weather strikes, the deadliest part is the debris.

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