National Weather Service issues issues first “Tornado Emergency” to Houston
During Tuesday’s severe weather in the Houston region, many weather watches and warnings were issued.
Among those warnings was a “Tornado Emergency” notice, the first of its kind for the Houston region from the National Weather Service.
On the ground, a tornado was detected in the Pasadena/Deer Park region, moving northeast toward Baytown, prompting the alarm.
Meteorologist claims that Tuesday was the first occasion the National Weather Service in Houston issued a Tornado Emergency notice, despite the fact that the service has been available for seven years.
This is the National Weather Service’s official definition of a Tornado Emergency: ‘An exceedingly rare tornado warning issued when there is a severe threat to human life and catastrophic damage from an imminent or ongoing tornado. This tornado warning is reserved for situations when a reliable source confirms a tornado, or there is clear radar evidence of the existence of a damaging tornado, such as the observation of debris.’
Already damages has been reported because of incoming tornado.