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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
600 AM CST Fri Feb 17 2017

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

Severe Weather Awareness Week for Mississippi will take place
February 20th through February 24th.  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 February 22nd at
9:15 AM CST.  The drill will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio.

We encourage everyone in Mississippi 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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