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What does the Houston rodeo do in case there's severe weather?

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has plans in place in case the weather takes a turn for the worse while people are there.

HOUSTON — In Houston, the possibility of severe weather is always lurking.

That's why officials at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo take the safety of their guests seriously when it comes to lightning and thunderstorms.

The people who are at risk the most are those who are outside taking in the carnival.

The rodeo said it has a command center that alerts staff, volunteers and the public when severe weather is imminent. They can do it in a few different ways:

  • Text
  • On screens across the park
  • Microphone/loudspeaker system

During lightning and thunderstorms, rodeo officials will advise people to find safe shelter immediately unless they're otherwise advised by security and emergency personnel.

READ: Staying safe in Houston's weather hazards

READ: What are SPC storm risk categories, threat levels?

Those who are outdoors during the severe weather events are advised to seek shelter in NRG Stadium, NRG Center and NRG Arena, whichever is most accessible.

Those who are inside when the weather hits should remain inside until cleared by security and safety personnel.

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