Conditions are favorable for the development of a hazardous situation.
A watch always means that conditions are favorable. In order to issue a watch, there must be some amount of lead-time which usually involves a type of media coverage about a potential hazard. Some hazards, such as a hazardous material spill, rarely provide any time to allow for a watch to be issued.
A hazardous condition exists. It is time to take immediate actions to protect yourself and your family.
Just like the watch situation, this can be used for any type of hazard that may affect residents in this city. The City of Mesquite may issue warnings as soon as on-scene responders verify assumptions, reports are received from other jurisdictions, multiple citizen reports confirm suspicions or other similar reports confirm a hazardous situation. Multiple warning devices will be used.
It includes the Outdoor Warning Sirens, Emergency Alert System of North Central Texas, AT&T Cable Override, KEOM Radio and mobile emergency units to allow for multiple alerts.
When a warning is issued in your part of town, make sure that you have your family's Disaster Supply Kit and Emergency Response Plan in tow with you to the shelter, safe room, or to the car if an evacuation has been requested.