Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
741 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

...THE GOVERNORS OF TEXAS...OKLAHOMA...LOUISIANA...AND ARKANSAS
HAVE PROCLAIMED THE WEEK OF MARCH FIRST THROUGH THE
SEVENTH...2015...AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK FOR THEIR
RESPECTIVE STATES...

SPRING IS THE SEASON WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS MOST LIKELY TO STRIKE.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN FORM IN A MATTER OF MINUTES...BRINGING LARGE
HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...DANGEROUS TORNADOES...AND DEADLY LIGHTNING.
THESE STORMS CAN ALSO PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAIN...DROPPING SEVERAL
INCHES IN THE SPACE OF AN HOUR...AND CAUSING DEADLY FLASH FLOODING.

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS THE TIME TO TALK WITH THE PUBLIC
ABOUT HOW WE CAN PREPARE FOR THESE SEVERE WEATHER RISKS.  THIS
INCLUDES HAVING AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN AT HOME...SCHOOL...AND THE
OFFICE.  AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PLAN IS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE
UNDERSTANDS IT...AND IS READY TO PUT IT INTO ACTION WHEN NECESSARY.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WILL REVIEW THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF SEVERE WEATHER...
AND HIGHLIGHT SAFETY RULES.  SPECIAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS
WILL BE ISSUED EACH DAY...AS INDICATED BY THE FOLLOWING LIST.
NEWSPAPERS AND SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS CAN HELP TO PROMOTE AWARENESS...
BY PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING THE SAFETY RULES. THE BROADCAST MEDIA
CAN ALSO HELP TO GET THIS INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC.

SUNDAY... INTRODUCTION TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
MONDAY... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...WATCHES AND WARNINGS
TUESDAY... TORNADOES AND TORNADO SAFETY
WEDNESDAY... LIGHTNING SAFETY
THURSDAY... FLASH FLOOD SAFETY
FRIDAY... REPORTING SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE INVOLVED IN
MAKING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK A SUCCESS.

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