Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
157 PM EDT WED SEP 10 2014

A TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MICHIGAN FOR LENAWEE AND MONROE COUNTIES. IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC
SAFETY THE FOLLOWING SAFETY RULES ARE PROVIDED. PUBLIC AND
COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS SERVING THE AFFECTED AREA ARE ASKED TO
FREQUENTLY BROADCAST THESE MESSAGES WHILE THE WATCH IS IN EFFECT.

A QUICK REMINDER...THE TERM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE WEATHER IN THE DESIGNATED AREA. DURING A
WATCH...THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE CONCERN.  YOU SHOULD GO
ABOUT YOUR NORMAL BUSINESS BUT KEEP ABREAST OF WEATHER
DEVELOPMENTS.  PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS SHOULD...HOWEVER...ACTIVATE
PREARRANGED PLANS.

A WARNING...ON THE OTHER HAND...MEANS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR
TORNADO HAS BEEN OBSERVED OR INDICATED BY RADAR.  PEOPLE IN THE PATH
OF THE STORM SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS AS OUTLINED HERE...

TORNADOES ARE NATURES MOST VIOLENT STORMS.  IN A HOME...ONE OF THE
BEST SHELTERS IS IN THE BASEMENT UNDER HEAVY FURNITURE AND WHERE
OVERHEAD SUPPORT AND PROTECTION IS GREATEST.  IF THERE IS NO
BASEMENT...GO TO THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. GET
INTO A CLOSET...INTERIOR HALL...AND OR UNDER HEAVY FURNITURE. COVER
YOURSELF WITH A HEAVY BLANKET OR SIMILAR OBJECT.  IN A
SCHOOL...OFFICE...OR OTHER TYPE OF INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING...GO
QUICKLY TO A BASEMENT IF AVAILABLE.  IF NONE...GO TO A CENTRAL HALL
OR CORRIDOR ON THE LOWEST FLOOR.  KEEP AWAY FROM OUTSIDE
WALLS...DOORS AND WINDOWS.  STAY OUT OF AUDITORIUMS OR GYMNASIUMS.
IF IN OPEN COUNTRY OR IN A CAR AND YOU CANNOT AVOID THE PATH OF THE
STORM...GET INTO A REINFORCED BUILDING OR INTO A
DITCH...DEPRESSION...OR CULVERT.  IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE
HOME...WHETHER IT IS TIED DOWN OR NOT...ABANDON IT AND GO TO A
COMMUNITY SHELTER OR REINFORCED BUILDING...OR GET INTO A
DITCH...DEPRESSION...OR CULVERT.

IF YOU LOSE POWER...AND PLAN TO USE A PORTABLE POWER GENERATOR IN
YOUR HOME BE CAREFUL. OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CARBON
MONOXIDE POISONING...ELECTROCUTION...OR A FIRE. PORTABLE GENERATORS
SHOULD ONLY BE OPERATED OUTDOORS IN A DRY AND WELL VENTILATED AREA.







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