Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Cleveland, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
900 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 1ST THROUGH MARCH 7TH 2015...

AS ONE OF THE SPONSORS OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN OHIO...THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE ISSUING A PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENT EACH WEEK DAY ADDRESSING A SPECIFIC TOPIC CONCERNING SEVERE
WEATHER.

WE WILL ALSO INITIATE THE STATEWIDE SEVERE WEATHER DRILL AT 950 AM
EST ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 5TH  BY ISSUING A TEST MESSAGE. ALL NWS
OFFICES WITH WARNING RESPONSIBILITY IN OHIO WILL ISSUE WARNINGS FOR
THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTIES AT THAT TIME.

IN ADDITION...THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) WILL BE TESTED ALONG
WITH THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALARMS.  LOCAL COMMUNITIES ARE ENCOURAGED
TO TEST DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS SUCH AS SIRENS AT THAT TIME.
ALSO...THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME FOR SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES TO TEST
THEIR PREPAREDNESS PLANS FOR A WEATHER EMERGENCY.

THE SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS TO BE RELEASED IS AS
FOLLOWS:

TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD....SEVERE WEATHER TERMINOLOGY.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH..SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH...SKYWARN SPOTTERS.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH....FLOOD/FLASH FLOOD TERMINOLOGY.

SEVERE WEATHER SEASON IN OHIO IS FAST APPROACHING. IN THE PAST, SOME
OF THE STRONGEST TORNADOES IN OHIO HAVE OCCURRED IN APRIL AND MAY.

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS A GOOD TIME FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
TO REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY PROCEDURES. PLAN AHEAD...WHEN A
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS ISSUED OR SEVERE WEATHER STRIKES YOU MAY
HAVE ONLY MINUTES OR SECONDS TO REACT!

GARNET





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