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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 following press release for all the details….

Governor’s Press Release – 2012 Severe Weather Awareness Week & Tornado Drill

The National Weather Service encourages everyone to participate in this year’s SWAW activities and drill. In addition to initiating this year’s tornado drill via NOAA Weather Radio and the EAS Required Monthly Test product, all week long the NWS will be issuing informative messages (public information statements) to help everyone prepare for severe weather. Each day will cover a different topic. For your information and use…below is a list of the topics that will be covered each day, and a link to download that day’s message. Feel free to use and distribute these messages as you’d like:

Sunday: Overview of the 2012 NC SWAW

Monday: Severe thunderstorms

Tuesday: Lightning

Wednesday: Tornadoes

Thursday: Flooding

Friday  The alert process

Saturday:  SWAW summary

Please do your part to inform others about how to be safe and prepared!

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Thank you for your help and participation in this year’s severe weather awareness week.

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