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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:10 AM EST on March 03, 2015


... Severe weather preparedness week in North Carolina is March
1-7, 2015...

Today's topics: ways to receive severe weather alerts, and
information about tomorrow's statewide tornado drill.

One of the Keys to staying safe during the severe weather season is
making sure that you have a way to receive lifesaving severe weather
watches and warnings. There are many methods and tools, some of
which are available with no cost or fees, that you can use to
receive these important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are at
home, at school, or at work. Here is a partial list of these
methods and tools.

* NOAA weather radio: NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of
radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from
the nearest National Weather Service office. Specially built
receivers, which can be purchased at most electronics and large
retail stores for less than $40, receive the NWR broadcast 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, and sound an audible alert when
official watches and warnings are issued for your area. Think of
these radios as a "smoke detector" for severe weather alerts.
* Wireless emergency alerts: with wireless emergency alerts,
emergency alerts can be sent to your cell phone or Mobile device
when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or
subscribe to a service. In addition to other alert types such as
Amber alerts, this free service will transmit extreme weather
warnings such as tornado and flash flood warnings to your cell
phone. The alerts will look like a text message, and will
typically show the type and time of the alert and any action you
should take. Wireless emergency alert messages include a special
tone and vibration. If you receive a wireless emergency alert
message, you should follow any action advised by the emergency
message. Seek more details from your favorite TV or radio station,
NOAA Weather Radio, news website, desktop application, Mobile
application, or other trusted source of information.
* Cell phone apps: there are many great cell phone Apps that
provide real-time NWS warnings and alerts, some of which are free
to download and use, and others that may charge a small fee. A
simple search of your app provider will reveal many of these Apps.
* Emergency alert system and your favorite TV and radio stations:
emergency alert system is the message dissemination pathway that
sends warnings via broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireline
services. Emergency alert system may be used by state and local
authorities, including the National Weather Service, in
cooperation with the broadcast community, to deliver important
emergency information such as severe weather information, Amber
alerts, and local incident information targeted to specific areas.
In short, when severe weather strikes, it's a good idea to tune to
your favorite local TV or radio station or web site for detailed
information about the severe weather threat.

In addition to the aforementioned alerting system, many communities
also offer free emergency alert notifications through their own
systems, such as reverse 911 phone systems. Be sure to check with
your local emergency management agency to learn what is available
in your area.

Tomorrow (wednesday, March 4th) at 9:30 am, the National Weather
Service in cooperation with local broadcasters will conduct a
statewide tornado drill. The alarm test, which will come in the
form of a required monthly test, will activate the state emergency
alert system and be carried by local radio broadcasters. Every
school, business, and residence is encouraged to participate in this
drill. It's really easy: at 9:30 am on Wednesday, take a few
moments to practice your severe weather safety plan, and seek
shelter for a few minutes as if a tornado was headed your way. To
help you prepare for this drill, be sure to visit the National
weather service's severe weather preparedness website at
weather.Gov/Raleigh/2015swpw; where you can learn more about
seeking safe shelter when severe weather strikes. In addition,
throughout the day Wednesday, the NWS will feature NOAA Weather
Radio messages and social media posts that highlight severe weather
safety tips.

Be sure to take some time this week to learn more about severe
weather safety. Learning and practicing severe weather safety when
the weather is good will allow you to react more quickly when the
weather turns bad. You can learn more about severe weather safety
by visiting the North Carolina department of public safety
preparedness website at readync.Org. This web Page features an
abundance of information, and links to a free cell phone app, that
will help you plan and prepare for the severe weather season. Once
again, that's readync.Org.


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