Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
952 AM EDT FRI APR 8 2016

...THE STATE OF MICHIGAN WILL CONDUCT A LIVE TEST TORNADO WARNING
WEDNESDAY APRIL 13TH...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL USE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS TO CONDUCT A STATEWIDE LIVE TEST TORNADO DRILL ON
WEDNESDAY APRIL 13TH AT 130 PM EDT.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WILL USE A LIVE TORNADO WARNING CODE ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS TO SIMULATE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING. THESE TESTS WILL
COVER ALL COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN...AND WILL ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS
OFFICES AT GRAND RAPIDS...GAYLORD...MARQUETTE...DETROIT...AND
NORTHERN MICHIGAN. PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO
SAFETY MEASURES DURING THE DRILL.

TO ALL MEDIA IN THE STATE...PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE
MESSAGES...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS AS NECESSARY. THE MESSAGE
WILL BE SENT OUT ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO EAS ENCODING UNITS USING A
LIVE TORNADO WARNING CODE (TOR) AND WILL ACTIVATE EAS.

TO OUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO LISTENERS...PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALARM TONE WILL BE ACTIVATED ON WEDNESDAY APRIL
13TH AT 130 PM FOR THE LIVE TORNADO WARNING CODE (TOR SAME CODE).
THE 130 PM STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL REPLACE THE NORMAL
SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST (RWT SAME CODE).

THE STATEWIDE LIVE TEST TORNADO WARNING IS BEING CONDUCTED IN
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN...MICHIGAN STATE POLICE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION...MICHIGAN
ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS...LOCAL AND STATE EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT...THE MICHIGAN COMMITTEE FOR SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS...AND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.

COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK OF THE STATEWIDE LIVE TORNADO DRILL CAN BE
SUBMITTED ON THE MICHIGAN COMMITTEE FOR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS
WEBSITE...WWW.MCSWA.COM.

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JK



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