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How Prepared is Houston for Severe Weather?

As today’s cold weather and pockets of freezing rain and sleet remind us, we don’t just have to think about heat, humidity and hurricanes in southeast Texas. It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, an opportunity to remind us all that – while we’re far from Tornado Alley – twisters can and do touch down here on […]

As today's cold weather and pockets of freezing rain and sleet remind us, we don't just have to think about heat, humidity and hurricanes in southeast Texas. It's Severe Weather Awareness Week, an opportunity to remind us all that – while we're far from Tornado Alley – twisters can and do touch down here on occasion, and we should be as prepared for them and for severe thunderstorms as we are hurricanes and floods. We talk with Dan Reilly, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Houston/Galveston Weather Forecast Office.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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