AUSTIN (KXAN) - They are frightening and awe inspiring, destructive and sometimes beautiful. No matter what time of the year it is, there is always a threat of severe weather.
Do you know what to do when the skies turn dark or when fire jumps from dry tree to dry tree? It is a reality of living in Central Texas: the weather can become destructive in a matter of minutes.
On Saturday, March 30, KXAN's First Warning Weather Team will help your family prepare for the worst with stories of survival on Surviving The Storm.
"Even in a drought. we typically see several episodes of severe weather in the Spring and severe storms can always be life-threatening," said KXAN Chief Weather Forecaster Jim Spencer.
The special will also feature other members of the KXAN First Warning Weather Team including Natalie Stoll, Mark Monstrola, and David Yeomans.
Surviving The Storm Airs:
- Saturday March 30 at 6:30 p.m. on KXAN
- Sunday March 31 at 6 p.m. on KBVO
- Sunday March 31 at 9:30 p.m. on the CW Austin
From a woman swimming to safety in flood waters to a family huddling for safety in a bathtub while a tornado ripped their home to pieces, KXAN will tell the stories of Central Texans who lived to tell.
"Every day I think I should have been dead," said Joshua White, an Austin man struck by lightning while hiking in California.
White, an employee at R.E.I. knows camping safety. He used those skills to survive the bolt of lightening that hit his tent.
Surviving The Storm will also include in-depth advice that can help families stay safe during severe weather.
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