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Posted on: October 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Strong storms possible late Sunday, early Monday

Lightning flashing through storm clouds

OCTOBER 10, 2021 - Storms are expected to roll through North Texas late Sunday evening into early Monday morning, with a threat of high winds, large hail and possible tornadoes. Please monitor the weather closely and consider moving cars indoors, securing loose items and waiting until morning (before 7 a.m.) to take trash/recycling carts to the curb.

Severe weather notifications

The City of Allen highly recommends each home and business have means to receive weather warnings and notifications, including internet, weather apps, radio, television or a NOAA weather radio. Allen operates 23 outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events, including large hailstorms, heavy winds and tornado warnings. Though the sirens are placed strategically throughout the city, they are designed to warn people who are outdoors only. People who are inside may not hear them, as air conditioning, thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can drown out the sound.

If activated, the sirens will sound a wail tone for three (3) minutes to indicate any of the following conditions:

  • Hail 1 inch or greater in size
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning from the National Weather Service with winds forecast more than 70 mph
  • Tornado Warning from the National Weather Service naming Allen in the path

Please note that outdoor warning sirens from neighboring cities may be heard in some areas of Allen; however, warnings initiated by other cities may be based on other weather conditions or criteria.

Find a safe place during storms

When a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, take shelter indoors immediately. Stay weather aware and be prepared to find shelter inside a designated safe space as thunderstorms can produce a tornado with little or no warning. Learn how you can protect yourself, your family and your property by reviewing Allen Fire Department's Storm and Tornado Safety tips.

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