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Severe Storms Expected For Red River Radio Listening Area

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED - A likely newsmaker this morning will be the weather as severe thunderstorms are expected to reach the Red River Radio listening area this morning. Lisa May a hydro-meteorological technician with the National Weather Service office in Shreveport explains that people should be aware of pending weather conditions.

“We’ve got a tornado watch in effect which includes the Shreveport-Bossier area,” May said. “That’s through 1 pm this afternoon. We could see strong-to-severe thunderstorms, we can’t rule out isolated tornadoes. We could see hail and damaging winds are the main threats we’re looking at. We just want everyone to have a plan in case a warning is issued for your location.”

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A Tornado Watch means weather conditions exist that could spawn tornadoes. A tornado warning means that an actual tornado has been sighted and touched down. May says that it’s a good idea to have a weather app downloaded and enabled on your cellphone for weather alerts. You can also check the website nws.gov/shv for the latest weather information and stay tuned to Red River Radio. If you can avoid getting out this morning, it would be a good idea to stay home. Many school districts and colleges and universities are closed today in anticipation of severe weather. Be sure to check the social media pages and websites of the schools in your area.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.