Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
710 AM EST SUN MAR 01 2015


...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA MARCH 1-7
2015...

...STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 AT 9:30
AM...


THIS WEEK IS NORTH CAROLINAS ANNUAL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS
WEEK. THIS WEEK THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NORTH CAROLINA
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ARE TEAMING UP TO BRING THIS SEVERE
WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO ALL OF NORTH CAROLINAS RESIDENTS.

SEVERE WEATHER AND SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS TAKES MANY FORMS, SO
EACH DAY THIS WEEK WE WILL HIGHLIGHT A DIFFERENT PREPAREDNESS TOPIC.
THIS WEEKS` TOPICS WILL INCLUDE...

MONDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES.

TUESDAY...WAYS TO RECEIVE SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS...AND THE
INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

WEDNESDAY...STAY SAFE WHEN HIGH WINDS...HAIL...AND TORNADOES STRIKE.

THURSDAY...LIGHTNING SAFETY.

FRIDAY...FLASH FLOOD SAFETY.

SATURDAY...MAKE A PLAN AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.


ON WEDNESDAY...MARCH 4 AT 9:30 AM...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
COOPERATION WITH LOCAL BROADCASTERS...WILL CONDUCT A STATEWIDE
TORNADO DRILL. THE ALARM TEST...WHICH WILL COME IN THE FORM OF A
REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST...WILL ACTIVATE THE STATE EMERGENCY ALERT
SYSTEM AND BE CARRIED BY LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTERS. EVERY
SCHOOL...BUSINESS...AND RESIDENCE IS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS DRILL. DURING THE DRILL TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO PRACTICE YOUR
SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY PLANS...AND SEEK SHELTER FOR A FEW MINUTES AS
IF A TORNADO WAS HEADED YOUR WAY. PRACTICING THIS WEN THE WEATHER IS
GOOD WILL ALLOW YOU TO REACT MORE QUICKLY WHEN THE WEATHER TURNS BAD.

FINALLY...TAKE A FEW MOMENTS THIS WEEK TO VISIT THE NORTH CAROLINAS
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETYS PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE...READYNC.ORG. ON
THIS WEB PAGE YOU WILL FIND AND ABUNDANCE OF INFORMATION AND LINKS
TO A FEEL CELL PHONE APP THAT WILL HELP YOU PLAN AND PREPARE FOR THE
SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

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