Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
140 PM CDT SUN MAR 23 2014

...2014 SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK FOR NEBRASKA...

GOVERNOR DAVE HEINEMAN...THE NEBRASKA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAVE DESIGNATED THE WEEK OF MARCH
24TH TO MARCH 28TH...AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK FOR THE STATE
OF NEBRASKA. THIS WEEK PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST COMMUNICATION
SYSTEMS AND TO GET POTENTIALLY LIFESAVING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR EVERYONE TO REVIEW THEIR SAFETY PLANS AND BE
PREPARED FOR THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. BEFORE SEVERE WEATHER
STRIKES...DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION. IDENTIFY A PLACE FOR YOU AND
YOUR FAMILY TO TAKE SHELTER IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER. ONCE YOU
HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION...CONDUCT FREQUENT DRILLS TO ENSURE EVERYONE
KNOWS WHAT TO DO AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU
ARE AT HOME...WORK...SCHOOL...OR OUTDOORS WHEN SEVERE WEATHER
STRIKES.

IF NO SEVERE WEATHER IS OCCURRING OR EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY...MARCH
26TH...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONDUCT A TORNADO DRILL
BETWEEN 10 AND 11 A.M. CDT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS DRILL IS TO ENSURE
THAT NEBRASKANS CAN ADEQUATELY RECEIVE A TORNADO WARNING AND CAN
PRACTICE ANY ACTIONS THAT WOULD BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A REAL
TORNADO. THE TEST WARNING WILL BE SENT THROUGH ALL COMMUNICATION
CHANNELS NORMALLY USED FOR SEVERE WEATHER DISSEMINATION.

EACH DAY DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE WILL COVER SEVERE WEATHER TOPICS AND HAVE
THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE...AS WELL AS...ON NOAA
WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

TOPICS WHICH WILL BE COVERED INCLUDE:

SEVERE WEATHER TERMINOLOGY
THUNDERSTORMS
TORNADOES
LIGHTNING
FLOODING

ANYTIME THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER EXISTS...STAY UPDATED ON THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION BY GOING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEBSITE...WEATHER.GOV...OR BY TUNING INTO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS...OR YOUR LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO STATION. MAKE SURE TO
WATCH FOR SIGNS FOR APPROACHING STORMS...SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES...INCREASING WINDS...FLASHES OF LIGHTNING AND THUNDER.

ATTENTION MEDIA...IN ORDER FOR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TO BE
EFFECTIVE...MEDIA COVERAGE IS CRITICAL. PLEASE USE THE INFORMATION
IN THE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS IN YOUR NEWS PROGRAMS TO HELP
PROMOTE SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY. WE ALSO ENCOURAGE MEDIA INTERVIEWS.
PLEASE CONTACT TERESA KECK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CAN BE FOUND
AT: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS INFORMATION PLEASE
CONTACT:

TERESA KECK
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH PLATTE NE
TERESA.KECK@NOAA.GOV








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