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Tornado Information
Being centrally located in Texas, there are times that Pflugerville will be put into a tornado watch or warning situation.

Get information / Storm notices:
Follow the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service for local weather information in a storm.  The city of Pflugerville and neighboring cities do not have tornado sirens. Stay tuned to local news and the city's website for storm information and updates. Make sure you're signed up for NIXLE emergency text or email alerts from the Pflugerville Police Dept. Pick your way to get notifications at  Watch the city's homepage for severe weather alerts.

Tornado Watch
A Tornado Watch, is an announcement from the National Weather Service (NWS) that a tornado MAY
develop later
. The sky may be clear at the time you hear the Watch, but don’t be fooled. Listen to the radio for the latest news and get to safety.

Tornado Warning
When someone has seen a tornado or radar detects one, the NWS issues a Warning. At this point, tornado may be moving towards you.  You may see dark swirling or funnel-shaped clouds above. There may be thunder, lightning, heavy rain or hail. When you see large hail, you may be close to a tornado. Power may go off. You should be inside finding a secure place for you, your family and your pets.  Tips: Enter a room with no windows (bathroom, centrally located room in your house). If you have bicycle helmets - put them on. Stay in the room with your phone/radio. If you have power, turn the TV volume up so you can hear it from your safe location. If in a closet, try to eliminate overhead items that could fall on you if a tornado did hit your home.

Don't forget your pets! Consider crating your pets so they are secure and safe as well.

Red Cross Tornado Safety kit and awareness information