Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
820 AM EST 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/PONTIAC...AND NORTHERN
INDIANA.  PERSONS ARE URGED 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 (T O R) AND WILL ACTIVATE E A S.

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 (T O R SAME CODE).  THE
130 PM EDT STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL REPLACE THE NORMAL SCHEDULED
WEDNESDAY ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST (R W T 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

THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS BEING CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...APRIL 10TH TO APRIL 16TH.

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RBP



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