Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
711 AM EDT TUE APR 26 2016

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, MAINE HAS DECLARED APRIL 25TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST AS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK. EACH DAY DURING
THE PREPAREDNESS WEEK WE WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A
DIFFERENT SEVERE WEATHER RELATED TOPIC.

NEW ENGLAND WILL QUICKLY TRANSITION FROM EARLY SPRING WEATHER TO
MORE SUMMER LIKE WEATHER PATTERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS. ALONG
WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS,
AND WITH IT COMES THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER.  ARE YOU PREPARED
FOR SEVERE WEATHER?  DO YOU KNOW WHERE AND HOW TO RECEIVE FORECASTS?
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO RECEIVE WARNINGS AND WATCHES FOR SEVERE WEATHER?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO DURING AND AFTER SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS YOU?

...BE AWARE...

KNOWING WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS POSSIBLE WILL GIVE YOU
TIME TO PREPARE! YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CAR. IF YOU ARE NOT
ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU CAN ACCESS THE SAME INFORMATION VIA YOUR
MOBILE DEVICE AT HTTP://MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV. IN ADDITION NUMEROUS
WEATHER APPLICATIONS WILL RELAY THIS INFORMATION ON YOUR MOBILE
DEVICES. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ON THESE APPLICATIONS BEFORE SEVERE WEATHER
STRIKES.

WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS ARE LIFE SAVING MESSAGES THAT WILL POP UP
ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHEN YOU ARE IN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA THAT IS UNDER
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING OR TORNADO WARNING. VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/WIRELESSALERTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION. ANOTHER TOOL TO ALERT YOU TO HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS IS NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO. THIS NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF
RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTS CONTINUOUS WEATHER, RIVER AND OTHER
EMERGENCY INFORMATION DIRECT FROM NWS OFFICES AND EMERGENCY
OFFICIALS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NWR/

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