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900 AM CDT SUN MAR 19 2017

...March 19th through March 25th is Severe Weather Preparedness Week
in Indiana...

March 19th through March 25th is severe weather preparedness week.
Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, lightning, flash floods,
damaging winds, and destructive hail strikes Indiana each spring,
summer, and fall, sometimes with incredible violence.

The National Weather Service urges you to develop a safety plan for
use at your home, workplace, school, vehicle, and for outdoor
activities. Be aware of severe weather safety rules. Planning ahead
and knowing what to do might save your life.

On Tuesday March 21st at 915 AM CDT, or 1015 AM EDT, a test tornado
warning will be issued for all Indiana counties. A second test
tornado warning will occur once again on Tuesday March 21st at 635
PM CDT, or 735 PM EDT, for all Indiana counties. Many locations in
Indiana will also test outdoor warning sirens on Tuesday. This is an
ideal time to review your severe weather procedures or conduct a
tornado drill at your home, school, or place of business.

The National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation. The
purpose of the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is to save lives and
livelihoods. By increasing the nation`s weather readiness, the
country will be prepared to protect, mitigate, respond to, and
recover from weather related disasters.

The NWS urges you to become a force of nature. Being a force of
nature goes beyond taking appropriate preparedness action. It`s
about inspiring others to do the same. The NWS is asking people not
only to be prepared, but also to encourage their social network to
act by texting, Tweeting, or posting a Facebook status update. For
more information visit

The National Weather Service will bring you a series of
informational messages this week, to better prepare you for the
severe weather hazards that may threaten your safety.

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