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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Hastings NE
806 AM CDT Sun Mar 25 2018

...2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week For Nebraska...

The National Weather Service and Nebraska Emergency Management have
declared March 26th though March 30th as Severe Weather Awareness
Week for the state of Nebraska.

Knowing when severe weather is possible will give you time to
prepare. you can always find the latest forecasts and hazardous
weather conditions at www.weather.gov. If you are not on your
computer, you can access the same information via your mobile device
at mobile.weather.gov.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are life saving messages that will
pop up on your mobile phone when you are in a geographic area that
is under a warning. Visit www.weather.gov/wirelessalerts for more
information.

Each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather
Service will cover severe weather topics and have this information
available on our webpage, on social medial and on NOAA Weather Radio
All Hazards.

Topics that will be covered this week include...

Monday...Severe Weather Terminology
Tuesday...Thunderstorms
Wednesday...Tornadoes
Thursday...Lightning
Friday...Flooding

If no severe weather is occurring or expected, the National Weather
Service will conduct a tornado drill on Wednesday, March 28th. The
test tornado watch will be at 10 AM CDT and the test tornado warning
will be at 10:15 AM CDT.

The purpose of this drill is to ensure that Nebraskans can
adequately receive a tornado warning and can practice any actions
that would be taken in the event of a real tornado. The test warning
will be sent through all communication channels normally used for
severe weather dissemination.

More severe weather safety information can be found at
www.weather.gov/safety
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