Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION OF EVENING DRILL TIME
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
825 PM EDT WED MAR 19 2014

...INDIANA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

...INDIANA TORNADO TEST DRILL DAY THURSDAY...

EVERY YEAR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON...IN
COORDINATION WITH INDIANA/S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY...THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION...STATE POLICE AND THE ELECTRONIC
MEDIA...CONDUCTS A STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

THIS YEAR...THE INDIANA STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILLS ARE ON
THURSDAY...MARCH 20. BE PREPARED AND ACT WHEN THE DRILL BEGINS.

INDIANA CONDUCTS THEIR STATEWIDE TEST DRILL ON THURSDAY MARCH
20TH AT 2 TIMES...10:15 AM AND 7:35 PM.

WHEN THE TEST IS ISSUED...THAT IS YOUR CUE TO TAKE ACTION...GOING
TO A SAFE LOCATION. DRILL DAY IS AN EXCELLENT TIME FOR EVERYONE TO
EXERCISE THEIR TORNADO SAFETY PLANS.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE ROLE OF EVERYONE IN THE WARNING PROCESS...

YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE DRILL BY TAKING COVER IN PRE-PLANNED
STORM RESISTANT LOCATIONS. IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHERS MAKE
SURE THEY ARE LED TO SAFE AREAS AS WELL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR RADIO
OR TV SOURCES FOR EMERGENCY INFORMATION.

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MONITORS RADAR AND OTHER WEATHER DATA
AND ISSUES OFFICIAL WARNINGS AS NEEDED. NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO
ACTIVATES THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM...SETTING OFF ALARMS ON HOME
RADIOS...MEDIA STATIONS...ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND THE INTERNET.
SKYWARN WEATHER SPOTTERS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS REPORT FLOODING...
HAIL AND WIND INFORMATION AND TORNADO POSITIONS.

HOMELAND SECURITY...LAW ENFORCEMENT...FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND EMERGENCY
RESPONDERS MAINTAIN ACTIVE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS. THESE AGENCIES
RECEIVE STORM SPOTTER REPORTS AND DEPLOY PERSONNEL TO DAMAGE AREAS
AS NEEDED. TORNADO WARNINGS OR REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS OR TORNADOES
FROM DESIGNATED LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL PROMPT THE SOUNDING OF OUTDOOR
WARNING SIRENS.

SCHOOLS WILL HAVE EVERYONE TAKE SHELTER IN THEIR PLANNED SAFE
AREAS...EITHER IN INTERIOR CLASSROOMS OR IN SCHOOL HALLWAYS ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED AND EVERYONE OUTSIDE
IS BROUGHT TO SHELTER.



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