Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
615 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

...Public Information Statement...
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.

The Louisiana 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 the Louisiana 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
Tuesday... Flash Flood Safety
Wednesday... Tornado Safety
Thursday... Lightning Safety
Friday... Watches and Warnings
Saturday... Creating a Weather Ready Nation

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