What happens when severe weather hits during RodeoHouston?

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HOUSTON — Tens of thousands of people were heading to RodeoHouston for Friday night’s sold-out concert by the Jonas Brothers.

Harris County was under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:30 p.m. with large hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph possible, according to the National Weather Service.

“Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and NRG Park staff use an extensive weather reporting service to ensure we are prepared. Security and emergency personnel constantly monitor weather conditions,” HLSR said in a statement. “In the event of severe weather, Rodeo officials will determine which, if any, safety measures are needed. These measures may include but are not limited to, closing any temporary venues such as tented structures, carnival and/or other outdoor venues, or complete grounds evacuation.”

The rodeo said it has a command center that alerts everyone when severe weather is imminent. They can do it in a few different ways:

If there’s lightning or hail, the people most at risk are those outside enjoying the carnival and other attractions. Rodeo officials advise everyone to find safe shelter inside NRG Center, NRG Arena or NRG Stadium, whichever is most accessible.

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