Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
931 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2014

...INDIANA STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL DAY TODAY MARCH 20...

TWO TORNADO TEST MESSAGES FOR INDIANA COUNTIES WILL BE ISSUED
TODAY AT APPROXIMATELY 1015 AM EDT AND 735 PM EDT. THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN WILMINGTON WILL ISSUE A SPECIAL WEATHER
STATEMENT WITH THE DRILL TORNADO WARNING WORDING. THIS SPECIAL
WEATHER STATEMENT WILL BE AIRED ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND WILL USE
THE ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST...RWT...CODE.

IF YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS SET TO ALERT FOR THE WEEKLY TEST FOR
ANY OF THE INDIANA COUNTIES IN THE NWS WILMINGTON AREA...THEN YOUR
WEATHER RADIO WILL ALARM FOR THE INDIANA STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS A GREAT TIME TO EXERCISE YOUR
SAFETY PLAN...IF POSSIBLE...OR AT LEAST TO TAKE TIME TO REVIEW
YOUR PLAN. MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT THE PLAN IS AND HOW TO
CARRY IT OUT. DETERMINE THE SAFEST PLACES OF SHELTER AT YOUR
LOCATION BEFORE SEVERE WEATHER STRIKES.

SCHOOLS...BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PRACTICE THEIR
SAFETY PLANS DURING THE DRILLS TO ENSURE THE PLANS WORK PROPERLY.
DISCUSS WHAT TO DO WHEN WATCHES ARE ISSUED. TAKE ACTION WHEN
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED. REVIEW WARNING ACTIONS AND UPDATE THEM IF
NEEDED.

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS WILL ACTIVATE SKYWARN OPERATIONS WITH
COUNTY NET CONTROL OPERATORS MAKING HAM RADIO CONTACT WITH SKYWARN
CONTROL CENTERS AT EACH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

PRACTICE YOUR DISASTER PLAN...IT MAY SAFE YOUR LIFE.


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