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"Damage Threat" Tags Being Added To Cellular Weather Alerts

Residents can now expect more detailed weather alerts.

Starting August 2nd, The National Weather Service will be adding a “damage threat” tag to severe thunderstorm warnings that will be sent to cellular devices.

The two added categories are “Considerable” for golf-ball sized hail and 70 MPH winds and “Destructive” for baseball-sized hail and winds at or over 80 MPH.

“Destructive” tags will be the only alerts that activate a Wireless Emergency Alert with only 10% of all severe thunderstorms reaching the destructive category each year.

For more information, you can check out the National Weather Service.

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