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    NWS Adds New Tags for Severe Thunderstorm Warning Notifications

    National Weather Service’s Severe Thunderstorm Warning alerts will now include the messaging tags - Destructive or Considerable - to relay to the public the potential severe impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail, the federal weather agency announced. Read on...
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Statewide Hurricane Evacuation Exercise

Irving was among several cities participating in a statewide hurricane evacuation exercise. People posing as evacuees flew from the Gulf Coast and spent the night at Senter Park Recreation Center. The city teamed up with local nonprofit organizations to practice a coordinated disaster response. In addition to hurricanes, Irving’s Office of Emergency Management says the shelter also could be used for local disasters, such as a large fire or tornado.

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