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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
833 AM CDT THU AUG 14 2014

...HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE DEMONSTRATION...

A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE IS SCHEDULED FOR
DISTRIBUTION BY THE FLORIDA STATE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 2014 OR BACKUP DATE OF SEPTEMBER 03 2014. THE PURPOSE OF
THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGE IS TO DEMONSTRATE CAPABILITY TO
DISTRIBUTE TO THE PUBLIC EMERGENCY MESSAGES USING INTEROPERABLE
SYSTEMS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. IN THE EVENT THE TEST
IS POSTPONED FROM AUGUST 27 2014...A PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
WILL BE ISSUED TO ANNOUNCE THE POSTPONEMENT AND TEST RESCHEDULING TO
SEPTEMBER 03 2014.

THE NWS HAZCOLLECT SYSTEM WILL SEND THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER
RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCT WITH THE FOLLOWING WORLD METEOROLOGICAL
ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING:

   WOUS42 KTAE

AWIPS IDENTIFIER /DMOFL/ WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PRODUCT WHERE DMO IS THE
AWIPS PRODUCT CATEGORY FOR PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING AND FL IDENTIFIES THE
AFFECTED STATE.

DETAILS OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES.

PLEASE PREPARE FOR TRANSMISSION OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES ON
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 2014 AND BACKUP DATE OF SEPTEMBER 03 2014 IN THE EVENT OF
A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY OR THE FORECAST OR OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WEATHER OR A
NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY IN THE AREA OF THE DEMONSTRATION. ALL
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES WILL BE SENT AS PRODUCT CATEGORY DMO TO
MINIMIZE IMPACT ON USERS.

THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE WILL BROADCAST NOAA
WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING /SAME/ TONES FOR THE CATEGORY
DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. MOST WEATHER RADIO AND PUBLIC ALERT RECEIVERS ARE
DESIGNED NOT TO ALERT FOR THE DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. CHECK YOUR
RECEIVER/S USER MANUAL FOR DETAILS. THE TEXT AND BROADCAST MESSAGES WILL
CLEARLY INDICATE THAT THEY ARE A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE. THE DMO
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING MESSAGE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AND NOTED IN STATION LOGS AT
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM STATIONS... BUT SHOULD NOT BE BROADCAST OVER THE AIR.
A SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE FOLLOWS.


THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE WITH
WMO HEADER WOUS42 KTAE...AWIPS IDENTIFIER DMOFL AND UNIVERSAL
GEOGRAPHIC CODE FLC000.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE AL
900 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

THIS IS PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FLORIDA STATE
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY EMERGENCY
MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE
IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE.

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END SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT
WEB SITE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT

NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY LOCAL...STATE OR
FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND AT THEIR REQUEST MAY BE RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN NON-WEATHER RELATED TEXT PRODUCTS...AND OVER NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND THE EAS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT
INITIATE NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES.  NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518
INCLUDES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS.  NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518
APPENDIX C DEFINES CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE
TYPE.  THE HAZCOLLECT SERVICE IS DESCRIBED IN NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1708.

NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 AND 10-1708 ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:

JEFF MEDLIN...METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE MOBILE AL
251-633-6443 X223
JEFF.MEDLIN@NOAA.GOV

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