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Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
522 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

...NEBRASKA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS NEBRASKA HAS DECLARED
MARCH 23RD THROUGH MARCH 27TH AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.
EACH DAY DURING THE WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A
DIFFERENT SEVERE WEATHER RELATED TOPIC.

IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH
AND A WARNING. DURING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON...WATCHES AND WARNINGS
MAY BE ISSUED FOR SEVERE STORMS...TORNADOES AND FLASH FLOODING.

WATCH - GET READY!
A WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER RELATED
HAZARD IS POSSIBLE. FOR EXAMPLE...IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
SUCH THAT TORNADOES MIGHT FORM...A WATCH WILL BE ISSUED.
TORNADOES ARE NOT YET OCCURRING WHEN A WATCH IS ISSUED. THIS GIVES
YOU TIME TO GET PREPARED. IF YOU KNOW WHAT TIME OF DAY STORMS ARE
FORECAST TO OCCUR...YOU CAN PLAN WHERE YOU WILL NEED TO SHELTER
SHOULD A TORNADO OCCUR. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE PLANS FOR HOW TO GET
YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY...INCLUDING PETS...TO THAT SHELTER IF
NECESSARY. THE WATCH ALSO GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO TEST YOUR
COMMUNICATIONS PLAN AND ALERT FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THE THREAT OF
DANGEROUS WEATHER.

WARNING - TAKE ACTION!
A WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER
HAZARD IS CURRENTLY OCCURRING OR WILL BE OCCURRING VERY SOON. IF A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED YOU SHOULD GET INSIDE A
BUILDING IMMEDIATELY AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES WITH CORDS. IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD
IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF A STURDY BUILDING OR TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/SEVEREWEATHER.

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