Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
528 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...NEBRASKA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS NEBRASKA HAS DECLARED
MARCH 23RD THROUGH MARCH 27TH AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.
EACH DAY DURING THE WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A
DIFFERENT SEVERE WEATHER RELATED TOPIC.

TAKE ACTION!

THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE BEAUTIFUL...BUT THEY CAN ALSO BE DEADLY. THEY
CAN PRODUCE LIGHTNING...DAMAGING WIND...HAIL...TORNADOES AND
FLOODING. ALL OF THESE CAN RESULT IN INJURY...DEATH...AND PROPERTY
DAMAGE. KNOWING WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO IMPACT YOUR AREA
IS KEY TO STAYING SAFE. CHECK WWW.WEATHER.GOV DAILY OR TUNE INTO
YOUR LOCAL NEWS. IDENTIFY SAFE PLACES TO SHELTER FROM A STORM
THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY. IF YOU ARE AT HOME...WORK OR
SCHOOL...IDENTIFY LOCATIONS AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE...KNOW WHERE THE
NEAREST ENCLOSED BUILDING IS LOCATED AND GO THERE AT THE FIRST
SIGN OF A STORM. IF NO BUILDING IS AVAILABLE...THE NEXT BEST
OPTION IS TO GET INSIDE A CAR WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP. IF YOU
ARE DRIVING AND ENCOUNTER WATER COVERING THE ROADWAY...TURN AROUND
AND FIND ANOTHER ROUTE TO YOUR DESTINATION. BY UNDERSTANDING THE
RISKS POSED TO YOU BY THUNDERSTORMS YOU CAN TAKE STEPS TO KEEP
YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES SAFE. FOR MORE SAFETY INFORMATION VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/SEVEREWEATHER.

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