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000 NOUS41 KRNK 021312 PNSRNK NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059- WVZ042>044-507-508-021715- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA 812 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015 ...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT... SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1 TO 7. TODAYS TOPIC...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES. WHEN ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE CONDUCIVE FOR THE FORMATION OF TORNADOES...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A TORNADO WATCH. A TORNADO WATCH MEANS THAT TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE. DURING TORNADO WATCHES...YOU SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR APPROACHING STORMS...WATCH THE SKY...AND STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. A TORNADO WARNING MEANS THAT A TORNADO HAS BEEN SIGHTED OR INDICATED BY WEATHER RADAR. WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA...YOU SHOULD TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. BE SURE TO TAKE SOME TIME THIS WEEK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY. LEARNING AND PRACTICING SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY WHEN THE WEATHER IS GOOD WILL ALLOW YOU TO REACT MORE QUICKLY WHEN THE WEATHER TURNS BAD. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY BY VISITING THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE AT READYNC.ORG. THIS WEB PAGE FEATURES AN ABUNDANCE OF INFORMATION...AND LINKS TO A FREE CELL PHONE APP...THAT WILL HELP YOU PLAN AND PREPARE FOR THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. $$ RCS

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