Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Cleveland, OH

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
900 AM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

PAZ001>003-251400-
NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD PA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ERIE...EDINBORO...MEADVILLE
900 AM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A
TEST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...

    ...CRAWFORD COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA AND ERIE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA.

AND THE ADJACENT WATERS OF LAKE ERIE

THIS TEST WARNING WAS SENT AS PART OF A STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IN
ORDER TO TEST SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS IN PENNSYLVANIA. THIS
WEEK...HAS BEEN DECLARED SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

AT THIS TIME....LOCAL COMMUNITIES...SCHOOLS...BUSINESSES AND PRIVATE
INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE REHEARSING THEIR SEVERE WEATHER PREPARDNESS
PLANS. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A PLAN IN CASE A TORNADO OR OTHER
DEVASTATING WEATHER EVENT STRIKES. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WANTS
YOU TO BE PREPARED BEFORE SEVERE WEATHER OCCURS.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS WORK SMOOTHLY IN ORDER
PASS ALONG VITAL WARNING INFORMATION. THOSE OF YOU WHO  DISSEMINATE OUR
WARNINGS PERFORM A VITAL SERVICE AND IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED BY THE
NWS AND THE CITIZENS OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA.

IF YOU ARE IN A PATH OF A TORNADO...THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE IS IN A
BASEMENT. PROTECT YOUR HEAD... CHEST AND EXPOSED SKIN.  IF NO
NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AND
PUT AS MANY WALLS AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE STORM AND
AVOID WINDOWS. MOBILE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES SHOULD BE ABANDONED IN
FAVOR OF A SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING. IF YOU CANNOT REACH A BUILDING...LIE
PRONE IN A DITCH OR RAVINE AND PROTECT YOUR HEAD.

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