Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
110 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...Severe Weather and Tornado Risk Increasing into Late Afternoon
and Evening...

There is a potential for significant and long-track tornadoes during
the late afternoon and evening across East Central Florida. Residents
and visitors in the area should review their emergency plans for
severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Remain weather-aware today into

1. Have multiple ways to be alerted during severe weather.
Most phone carriers carry Wireless Emergency Alerts that will
automatically go to your phone. Please turn it on if not done
already. Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, local TV, and social media for
the latest information.

2. When a tornado watch is issued, be prepared to take action.

3. When a tornado warning is issued, or a tornado is
imminent, seek shelter immediately - preferably a small
interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.

4. A mobile or manufactured home is not a sturdy structure
and is not a safe a place to seek shelter. Have a plan of
where to go before a warning is issued for your area. This could
include relocating to a substantial structure with friends or

5. Have something to cover your head, a helmet or pillows.

6. Do not try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle.

7. Keep your phone charged at all times.

8. Secure all loose outdoor items.

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