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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
810 AM CDT FRI MAR 28 2014

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEBRASKA...

TODAY IS FRIDAY AND MARKS THE FINAL DAY OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS
WEEK FOR THE STATE OF NEBRASKA. THIS WEEK PROVIDED THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND TO
GET POTENTIALLY LIFESAVING INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC. THE TIME
TO GET PREPARED IS BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES...AND BE WEATHER READY.

THE FINAL TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK IS FLOODING.

ON AVERAGE...MORE PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY FLOODING THAN BY ANY OTHER
SINGLE SEVERE WEATHER HAZARD...INCLUDING TORNADOES...LIGHTNING AND
HURRICANES. MOST OF THESE DEATHS OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE DRIVE INTO
FLOODED ROADWAYS AND BECOME TRAPPED IN THEIR VEHICLES...AND AT
NIGHT...WHEN IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO RECOGNIZE FLOOD DANGERS.

IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED...OR WHEN FLASH FLOODING IS
IMMINENT OR OCCURRING...ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
GET OUT OF AREAS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING...AND MOVE TO A SAFE
AREA BEFORE ACCESS IS CUT OFF BY FLOOD WATERS. LOW SPOTS SUCH AS
DIPS...CANYONS AND WASHES ARE NOT THE PLACES YOU WANT TO BE DURING
FLOODING. IF YOU ARE ADVISED TO EVACUATE...DO SO IMMEDIATELY AND
REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING SAFETY TIPS.

IF DRIVING IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE OVER A FLOODED
ROAD OR THROUGH FLOWING WATER.  THE DEPTH OF THE WATER IS NOT ALWAYS
OBVIOUS...AND THE ROADWAY MAY NO LONGER BE INTACT UNDER THE WATER.
NEVER DRIVE AROUND A BARRICADE...TURN AROUND AND DONT DROWN. TWO
FEET OF QUICKLY MOVING WATER IS ENOUGH TO FLOAT AND SWEEP AWAY MOST
VEHICLES.

NEVER TRY TO WALK...SWIM...OR PLAY IN FLOOD WATER. IF THE WATER IS
MOVING QUICKLY...AS LITTLE AS SIX INCHES OF WATER CAN KNOCK YOU OFF
YOUR FEET. THERE IS ALSO A DANGER OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS POLLUTING
THE WATER. ALSO...REMEMBER THAT WATER IS AN ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR...
AND IF THERE ARE POWER LINES DOWN...THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF
ELECTROCUTION. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO
RECOGNIZE FLOOD DANGERS.

ANYTIME THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER EXISTS...STAY UPDATED ON THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION BY GOING ONLINE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WEB SITE....WWW.WEATHER.GOV...OR BY TUNING IN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...OR YOUR LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO
STATION.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CAN BE FOUND
AT: 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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