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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
820 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...A HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE DEMONSTRATION WILL BE
HELD AT 9 AM THIS MORNING...

A PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE IS SCHEDULED
FOR DISTRIBUTION BY THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
TODAY...WEDNESDAY...AUGUST 27 2014 AT 9 AM EDT. THIS WILL BE A TEST
MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PRACTICE MESSAGE IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE
CAPABILITY OF DISTRIBUTING PUBLIC EMERGENCY MESSAGES USING
INTEROPERABLE SYSTEMS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

AWIPS IDENTIFIER /DMOFL/ WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PRODUCT WHERE DMO IS
THE AWIPS PRODUCT CATEGORY FOR PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING AND FL
IDENTIFIES THE AFFECTED STATE.

THE WMO HEADER WILL BE WOUS42 KJAX DDHHMM WHERE DD IS THE DATE...HH
THE HOUR AND MM THE MINUTE OF PRODUCT RELEASE.

DETAILS OF THE PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES.

PLEASE PREPARE FOR TRANSMISSION OF PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES
AT 9 AM THIS MORNING. ALL PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES WILL BE
SENT AS PRODUCT CATEGORY DMO TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON USERS.

THE PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE WILL
BROADCAST NOAA WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING /SAME/
TONES FOR THE CATEGORY DMO PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION WARNING. MOST
WEATHER RADIO AND PUBLIC ALERT RECEIVERS ARE DESIGNED NOT TO ALERT
FOR THE DMO PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION WARNING. CHECK YOUR RECEIVERS
USER MANUAL FOR DETAILS. THE TEXT AND BROADCAST MESSAGES WILL
CLEARLY INDICATE THAT THEY ARE A PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION TEST
MESSAGE. THE DMO PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION WARNING MESSAGE SHOULD BE
RECEIVED AND NOTED IN STATION LOGS AT EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
STATIONS...BUT SHOULD NOT BE BROADCAST OVER THE AIR. A SAMPLE
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE FOLLOWS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE WITH
WMO HEADER WOUS42 KJAX...AWIPS IDENTIFIER DMOFL AND UNIVERSAL
GEOGRAPHIC CODE FLC000.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
900 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

THIS IS PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FLORIDA
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY
EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS PRACTICE
DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY
ALERT SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST
MESSAGE.

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END SAMPLE PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT
WEB SITE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT

NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY
LOCAL...STATE OR FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND AT THEIR REQUEST MAY
BE RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NON-WEATHER RELATED
TEXT PRODUCTS...AND OVER NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND
THE EAS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT INITIATE NON-WEATHER
RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 INCLUDES THE
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 APPENDIX C
DEFINES CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE
TYPE.  THE HAZCOLLECT SERVICE IS DESCRIBED IN NWS INSTRUCTION
10-1708.

NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 AND 10-1708 ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:

AL SANDRIK...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE JACKSONVILLE FL
904-741-4370 X223
AL.SANDRIK@NOAA.GOV

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