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The City of Grapevine is prone to a variety of hazards including: severe weather, hazardous materials, transportation accidents, epidemics or pandemics, pipeline emergencies, and terrorism. As a resident or visitor, it is important to know which hazards we face and be prepared to act accordingly.      

When an emergency is impending, it is vital to know the differences between a watch and a warning. Watches and warnings may be broadcast on TV, NOAA Weather Radio, the internet or other personal warning system. Please read the following explanations so you know what to do should you hear an alert.

Warning
A warning is issued with a hazardous weather or flood event is occurring, is imminent or has an extremely high probability of occurring. A Warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.

What you should do:

  • Take shelter immediately
  • Listen to local radio or TV for updates and information on what further actions to take
  • Activate your personal emergency plan

Watch

A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or flood event has increased significantly, but the occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to take action, have enough time to do so.

What you should do: 

  • Remain alert for approaching storms 
  • Listen to local radio and TV for weather updates 
  • Be prepared t move to a shelter a shelter if necessary