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Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Feb 27, 2014

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 2-8, 2014. The goal of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to inform the public about severe weather hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to prepare and take action. These actions can be used to save lives anywhere – at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes and...

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Mar 4, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 3rd through March 8th. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state. Visit National Weather Service’s new website: Be a Force of Nature. This website is specific to our area in North Carolina and is managed by the Raleigh NWS Office. At this website learn how to “become a force of...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Mar 2, 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM. Please take a moment to review the...

Saturday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Saturday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 5, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2011. All week long, the National Weather Service has been issuing informative messages to help you prepare for severe weather. We hope that you have taken time this week to think about the various types of severe weather that can threaten your home and family. North Carolina...

Friday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Friday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 4, 2011

Today’s topic is the severe weather alert process. The Raleigh National Weather Service along with emergency officials, the American Red Cross, and local media all work together preparing communities for the next natural disaster. The mission of the National Weather Service is to protect life and property. However, how YOU prepare for and respond to...

Thursday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Thursday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 3, 2011

 Today’s topic will be flooding. Flood related deaths are a serious nationwide problem. Nationwide…flooding causes more fatalities than any other type of severe weather. Several factors contribute to flooding. The two main factors are the intensity of rainfall and how long rain occurs over any given location. Urbanization, topography, soil type and...

Wednesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Wednesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 2, 2011

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent phenomena. The peak tornado season in North Carolina occurs in the months of March…April and May. However…tornadoes have touched down in all months. The largest number of tornado related fatalities occurs in March. Other months with high numbers of tornado related fatalities Include May and November...

Tuesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Tuesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 1, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2011. Today’s severe weather topic is lightning. Five times hotter than the sun’s surface and killing more people annually than tornadoes, lightning is a deadly force of nature. There are some important facts that you should know and safety precautions that you should take...

Monday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Monday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Feb 28, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness week for 2011. Today we will define severe thunderstorms and learn why it is important to remember….When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! …Severe Thunderstorms… In 2010 the National Weather Service redefined the hail criteria for severe thunderstorms. Hail stones must reach...

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Feb 25, 2011

Governor Bev Perdue in conjunction with the National Weather Service and Department of Crime Control and Public Safety have declared the week of February 27th through March 5th as Severe Weather Awareness week for 2011. All week long the National Weather Service will be issuing informative messages to help you prepare for severe weather. Severe weather topics...