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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 soil...

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...