Inside East Texas: “Surviving The Storm”

Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods can all be a threat right here in East Texas.  Are you prepared in case life-threatening weather strikes your neighborhood?

East Texas experiences more severe weather during the months of March, April, and May than any other time of year. It is important to point out that severe weather can happen at any time of the year. It just happens more frequently during the Spring in East Texas.

Much of it has to do with our close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Warm, moist air from the Gulf often collides with cooler and drier air form the plains. That can create violent weather that is dangerous and may even be deadly.

One of the most dangerous types of storms we can see is a tornado. National Weather Service Meteorologist Lee Harrison shares his knowledge and experience on tornado dangers and safety.

Meteorologist Lee Ringer takes a closer look at that weather threat and the additional risk you have if you live in a mobile home or manufactured home. Meteorologist Katie Green also has information on how these devastating storms are tracked, including the role that Doppler radar plays.

There are several weather services that are available from KTRE and KLTV. Those services are explained, and viewers are referred to and for additional information and free downloads.

The program also includes information about thunderstorms, “Surviving the Storm” trivia, lightning safety rules, flash flooding, inexpensive weather safety equipment for your home, the role of Skywarn spotters, and how you can become a Skywarn Spotter or a KTRE Weatherwatcher.

It is an informational, yet exciting 30 minutes that could help save your life and the lives of your loved ones.


Lee Ringer


Lee Harrison, Meteorologist,  National Weather Service
Katie Green, KTRE Meteorologist
Alex Carias, KTRE Reporter