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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
600 AM CST Fri Mar 3 2017

...Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri is Next Week...

Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri will take place March 5th
through March 11th.  The goal of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to
enhance awareness of and preparedness for severe thunderstorms and
the hazards they bring.  Severe Weather Awareness Week is a
collaborative effort between the National Weather Service, numerous
state and local emergency management officials, the media, and other
concerned agencies.

During the week, your National Weather Service will provide
information on a variety of hazards, including tornadoes, flooding,
lightning, and thunderstorm winds.  We will also discuss watches,
warnings, and how to receive severe weather updates. The information
will be posted to our website and on our social media channels.
Additionally, a tornado drill is scheduled for March 7th at
10:00 AM CST.  The drill will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio.

We encourage everyone in Missouri to use Severe Weather Awareness
Week as a time to review your severe weather plans and procedures.
The tornado drill is an excellent opportunity to practice your safety
plan.  Look for updates and information throughout the week.

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