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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
300 PM EDT MON JUN 8 2015

...HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE DEMONSTRATION...

A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE IS SCHEDULED
FOR DISTRIBUTION BY THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICE ON TUESDAY JUNE 9 2015 AT 11:00 AM EDT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGE IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY TO
DISTRIBUTE TO THE PUBLIC ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA EMERGENCY
MESSAGES USING INTEROPERABLE SYSTEMS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA...THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY. IN THE EVENT THE TEST IS POSTPONED...A PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED TO ANNOUNCE THE POSTPONEMENT.

THE NWS HAZCOLLECT SYSTEM WILL SEND THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION
NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCT FROM THE FLORIDA DIVISION
OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORLD METEOROLOGICAL
ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING: WOUS42 KTAE AND AWIPS IDENTIFIER: DMOFL.

DETAILS OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGE.

PLEASE PREPARE FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION
MESSAGE ON TUESDAY JUNE 9 2015. THE TEST WILL BE POSTPONED IF A
CRITICAL WEATHER DAY HAS BEEN DECLARED OR IF THERE IS THE FORECAST
OR OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WEATHER OR IF THERE IS A NON-WEATHER
EMERGENCY IN THE AREA THE DAY OF THE DEMONSTRATION. ALL
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES WILL BE SENT AS PRODUCT CATEGORY DMO
TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON USERS.

THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE WILL
BROADCAST NOAA WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING /SAME/
TONES FOR THE CATEGORY DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. MOST WEATHER RADIO
AND PUBLIC ALERT RECEIVERS ARE DESIGNED NOT TO ALERT FOR THE DMO
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. CHECK YOUR RECEIVER/S USER MANUAL FOR
DETAILS. THE TEXT AND BROADCAST MESSAGES WILL CLEARLY INDICATE THAT
THEY ARE A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE. THE DMO
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING MESSAGE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AND NOTED IN
STATION LOGS AT EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM STATIONS BUT SHOULD NOT BE
BROADCAST OVER THE AIR. THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE WITH WMO HEADER WOUS42
KTAE...AWIPS IDENTIFIER DMOFL AND UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE FLC000.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING EYW
EMNET-FL.000 MELBOURNE FL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE
FL 1106 AM EST WED APR 22 2015

THIS IS A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
EMNET-FL.000.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY
EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES
USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE
THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST
MESSAGE.
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FL.000_2568_2015-04-22T11:06:01-04:00/FL.000_2568_2015-04-22T11:06:01-04:00

END SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT
WEB SITE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT

NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY LOCAL...STATE
OR FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND AT THEIR REQUEST MAY BE RELAYED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NON-WEATHER RELATED TEXT PRODUCTS...AND
OVER NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND THE EAS. THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT INITIATE NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY
MESSAGES. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 INCLUDES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR
THESE PRODUCTS. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 APPENDIX C DEFINES CONTENT
GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TYPE.  THE
HAZCOLLECT SERVICE IS DESCRIBED IN NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1708.

NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 AND 10-1708 ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:

MATTHEW MORELAND
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE KEY WEST FL
305-295-1316
MATTHEW.MORELAND@NOAA.GOV

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VICKERY


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