Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1153 AM EDT FRI APR 8 2016

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...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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