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May 21, 2013

Severe weather has passed through Hunt County

Minor damage reported; unconfirmed reports of a tornado in south Hunt County

Hunt County — Severe Thunderstorm Safety Tips | Information about CodeRED | Red Cross family disaster plan | City's statement regarding severe weather

UPDATED 5:04 p.m.: The severe weather has passed through Hunt County. We are still under a tornado watch until 7 p.m., and the county is under a flood advisory until 7:30 p.m. We have received reports of a tornado touching ground in south Hunt County, but those reports have not been confirmed by local authorities.

UPDATED 3:11 p.m.: From Blake Cooper, CISD Superintendent:

This afternoon could be interesting. We are currently under a tornado WATCH. HOPEFULLY our threat will come after school is out and kids are safe with their parents. HOWEVER, we could find ourselves in a situation that will warrant sheltering.

If you want to pick up your child before the end of school, please feel free to do so. If you are picking up your hold at the time of a tornado warning you will be required to stay at the school for “shelter in place” activities.

Should we be under a WARNING at dismissal time, we will NOT release ANYONE until the threat has passed. Parents may pick up their children at any time PRIOR to us activating our SEVERE WEATHER PLAN. Afterwards no one will be released. Parents and others may shelter in our building but no one will leave until the threat has passed. Buses will not run until the threat has passed as we will be sheltering Transportation and Maintenance Staff at CMS or ACW.

Also, all activities for this evening will be canceled and rescheduled for another time.

I apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will understand our concern.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

UPDATED 3:06 p.m.: The only severe weather warning siren going off is the one at the SportsPark, due to the severe thunderstorm warning for winds in excess of 60 mph

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