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Public Information Statement, Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

105 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:    Kevin Scharfenberg

         NWS Pilot Program Manager


Subject: Corrected: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response

         Tool Through July 2015 -- Corrected comment deadlines


Corrected to change date in next paragraph to July 31, 2015.

Previously amended to extend comment period through July 2015.


NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool (ERTool)

through July 31, 2015. The NWS Weather Forecast Office in New

Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX), and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH)

are testing a new Web Page designed for mobile devices. This page,

designed for emergency managers and first responders, would bring our

most popular services into easily accessible buttons that would allow

the end user to access the data they need quickly. The Emergency

Response Tool is available at the following URL:


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form available

online at:


Comments will be collected from August 8, 2013 until July 31, 2015. At

that time, the NWS will evaluate feedback to determine whether to

transition the ERTool to operational status, discontinue it, or revise

and extend the experimental feedback period.


For questions regarding this notice or the ERTool, contact:


     Kenneth Graham

     Meteorologist in Charge

     NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge

     985-649-0357 x222



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