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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1100 AM EDT THU AUG 14 2014

...HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGES DEMONSTRATION...

A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE IS SCHEDULED
FOR DISTRIBUTION BY THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 2014 OR BACKUP DATE OF SEPTEMBER 03 2014.
THE PURPOSE OF THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGE IS TO DEMONSTRATE
CAPABILITY TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE PUBLIC EMERGENCY MESSAGES USING
INTEROPERABLE SYSTEMS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA... THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.
IN THE EVENT THE TEST IS POSTPONED FROM AUGUST 27 2014... A PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED TO ANNOUNCE THE POSTPONEMENT
AND TEST RESCHEDULING TO SEPTEMBER 03 2014.

THE NWS HAZCOLLECT SYSTEM WILL SEND THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION
NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCT WITH THE FOLLOWING WORLD
METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING:

   WOUS42 KTAE

AWIPS IDENTIFIER /DMOFL/ WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PRODUCT WHERE DMO
IS THE AWIPS PRODUCT CATEGORY FOR PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING AND FL
IDENTIFIES THE AFFECTED STATE.

DETAILS OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES.

PLEASE PREPARE FOR TRANSMISSION OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES
ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 2014 AND BACKUP DATE OF SEPTEMBER 03 2014 IN
THE EVENT OF A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY...THE FORECAST OR OCCURRENCE OF
SEVERE WEATHER OR A NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY IN THE AREA OF THE
DEMONSTRATION. ALL PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES WILL BE SENT AS
PRODUCT CATEGORY DMO TO MINIMIZE IMPACT OR USERS.

THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE WILL
BROADCAST NOAA WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING /SAME/
TONES FOR THE CATEGORY DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. MOST WEATHER RADIO
AND PUBLIC ALERT RECEIVERS ARE DESIGNED NOT TO ALERT FOR THE DMO
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. CHECK YOUR RECEIVER/S USER MANUAL FOR
DETAILS. THE TEXT AND BROADCAST MESSAGES WILL CLEARLY INDICATE THAT
THEY ARE A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE. THE DMO
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING MESSAGE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AND NOTED IN
STATION LOGS AT EMEREGNCY ALERT SYSTEM STATIONS... BUT SHOULD NOT BE
BROADCAST OVER THE AIR. A SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE
FOLLOWS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE WITH
WMO HEADER WOUS42 KTAE...AWIPS IDENTIFIER DMOFL AND UNIVERSAL
GEOGRAPHIC CODE FLC000.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
900 AM WED AUG 27 2014

THIS IS A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FLORIDA
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASEE FL.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY
EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST
MESSAGE.

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END SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT
WEB SITE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT

NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY
LOCAL...STATE OR FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND AT THEIR REQUEST MAY
BE RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NON-WEATHER RELATED
TEXT PRODUCTS...AND OVER NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND
THE EAS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT INITIATE NON-WEATHER
RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES.  NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 INCLUDES THE
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS.  NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 APPENDIX
C DEFINES CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMEREGNCY MESSAGE
TYPE.  THE HAZCOLLECT SERVICE IS DESCRIBED IN NWS INSTRUCTION
10-1708.

NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 AND 10-1708 ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:

JON RIZZO...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE KEY WEST FL
305-295-1316 X223
JONATHAN.RIZZO@NOAA.GOV

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