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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
915 AM CST SUN MAR 5 2017

...March 5th through March 11th is Severe Weather Preparedness Week
in Illinois...

March 5th through March 11th is severe weather preparedness week.
Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, lightning, flash floods,
damaging winds, and destructive hail strikes Illinois each spring,
summer, and fall, sometimes with incredible violence such as on
April 9th 2015.

The National Weather Service urges you to develop a safety plan for
use at your home, workplace, school, vehicle, and for outdoor
activities. Be aware of severe weather safety rules. Planning ahead
and knowing what to do might save your life. For more information
visit the Illinois emergency management agency web site at
www.ready.illinois.gov.

On Tuesday March 7th at 1000 AM CST a test tornado warning will be
issued for all Illinois counties. Many locations in Illinois will
also test outdoor warning sirens on Tuesday morning. This is an
ideal time to review your severe weather procedures or conduct a
tornado drill at your home, school, or place of business.

The National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation. The
purpose of the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is to save lives and
livelihoods. By increasing the nation`s weather readiness, the
country will be prepared to protect, mitigate, respond to, and
recover from weather related disasters.

The NWS urges you to become a force of nature. Being a force of
nature goes beyond taking appropriate preparedness action. It`s
about inspiring others to do the same. The NWS is asking people not
only to be prepared, but also to encourage their social network to
act by texting, Tweeting, or posting a Facebook status update. For
more information visit www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/

The National Weather Service will bring you a series of
informational messages this week, to better prepare you for the
severe weather hazards that may threaten your safety.

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