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000
NOUS42 KFFC 051100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-052100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST FRI FEB 05 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK. TODAY`S TOPIC OF
DISCUSSION IS FLOODING.

MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THIS...BUT FLOODING KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN
ANY OTHER WEATHER HAZARD. THE MAJORITY OF DEATHS FROM FLOODING OCCUR
WHEN PEOPLE BECOME TRAPPED IN AUTOMOBILES THAT STALL WHILE DRIVING
THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. NEARLY HALF OF ALL FLOOD FATALITIES ARE
VEHICLE RELATED. FLOODING IS USUALLY DIVIDED INTO TWO CATEGORIES.
THESE CATEGORIES ARE FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING. BOTH OF
THESE CAN CAUSE DEATH...INJURY...AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION.

FLASH FLOODS ARE USUALLY CAUSED BY SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS...OR
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVE OVER THE SAME AREA ONE AFTER THE OTHER.
THESE FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR WITHIN 6 HOURS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND ARE
USUALLY MORE LIFE THREATENING AS A RESULT. AREAS MOST PRONE TO
FLOODS ARE MOUNTAINOUS STREAMS AND RIVERS...URBAN AREAS...LOW LYING
AREAS...STORM DRAINS...AND CULVERTS.

RIVER FLOODING IS CAUSED BY THE GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE WATER LEVEL
OF A RIVER OR CREEK. THESE FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR SEASONALLY WITH
GENERAL RAINS...OR WITH HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORMS. A GOOD
EXAMPLE OF THIS FLOODING IS THE FLOODING THAT AFFECTED SOUTH GEORGIA
AFTER TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO IN 1994.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.

KNOW WHAT TO LISTEN FOR. A FLOOD WATCH OR A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS
THAT CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN DETECTED THAT COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OF A
CERTAIN AREA. A RIVER FLOOD WARNING OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS
THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT AND YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.
YOU CAN MONITOR THE WEATHER RADIO...OR ANY LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION
TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION.

IF FLOODING OCCURS...GET TO HIGHER GROUND.  GET OUT OF AREAS SUBJECT
TO FLOODING SUCH AS CANYONS...DIPS...LOW SPOTS...AND WASHES.

AVOID AREAS ALREADY FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IF THE WATER IS FAST
FLOWING. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOWING STREAMS. ROAD BEDS MAY BE
WASHED OUT DUE TO THE FLOODING. NEVER TRY TO CROSS FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

IF YOUR VEHICLE IS SUDDENLY CAUGHT IN RISING WATER...LEAVE IT
IMMEDIATELY AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO SEE FLOOD
DANGERS.

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/FLOODS

$$




000
NOUS42 KFFC 051100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-052100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST FRI FEB 05 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK. TODAY`S TOPIC OF
DISCUSSION IS FLOODING.

MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THIS...BUT FLOODING KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN
ANY OTHER WEATHER HAZARD. THE MAJORITY OF DEATHS FROM FLOODING OCCUR
WHEN PEOPLE BECOME TRAPPED IN AUTOMOBILES THAT STALL WHILE DRIVING
THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. NEARLY HALF OF ALL FLOOD FATALITIES ARE
VEHICLE RELATED. FLOODING IS USUALLY DIVIDED INTO TWO CATEGORIES.
THESE CATEGORIES ARE FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING. BOTH OF
THESE CAN CAUSE DEATH...INJURY...AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION.

FLASH FLOODS ARE USUALLY CAUSED BY SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS...OR
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVE OVER THE SAME AREA ONE AFTER THE OTHER.
THESE FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR WITHIN 6 HOURS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND ARE
USUALLY MORE LIFE THREATENING AS A RESULT. AREAS MOST PRONE TO
FLOODS ARE MOUNTAINOUS STREAMS AND RIVERS...URBAN AREAS...LOW LYING
AREAS...STORM DRAINS...AND CULVERTS.

RIVER FLOODING IS CAUSED BY THE GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE WATER LEVEL
OF A RIVER OR CREEK. THESE FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR SEASONALLY WITH
GENERAL RAINS...OR WITH HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORMS. A GOOD
EXAMPLE OF THIS FLOODING IS THE FLOODING THAT AFFECTED SOUTH GEORGIA
AFTER TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO IN 1994.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.

KNOW WHAT TO LISTEN FOR. A FLOOD WATCH OR A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS
THAT CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN DETECTED THAT COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OF A
CERTAIN AREA. A RIVER FLOOD WARNING OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS
THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT AND YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.
YOU CAN MONITOR THE WEATHER RADIO...OR ANY LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION
TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION.

IF FLOODING OCCURS...GET TO HIGHER GROUND.  GET OUT OF AREAS SUBJECT
TO FLOODING SUCH AS CANYONS...DIPS...LOW SPOTS...AND WASHES.

AVOID AREAS ALREADY FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IF THE WATER IS FAST
FLOWING. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOWING STREAMS. ROAD BEDS MAY BE
WASHED OUT DUE TO THE FLOODING. NEVER TRY TO CROSS FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

IF YOUR VEHICLE IS SUDDENLY CAUGHT IN RISING WATER...LEAVE IT
IMMEDIATELY AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO SEE FLOOD
DANGERS.

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/FLOODS

$$





000
NOUS42 KFFC 051100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-052100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST FRI FEB 05 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK. TODAY`S TOPIC OF
DISCUSSION IS FLOODING.

MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THIS...BUT FLOODING KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN
ANY OTHER WEATHER HAZARD. THE MAJORITY OF DEATHS FROM FLOODING OCCUR
WHEN PEOPLE BECOME TRAPPED IN AUTOMOBILES THAT STALL WHILE DRIVING
THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. NEARLY HALF OF ALL FLOOD FATALITIES ARE
VEHICLE RELATED. FLOODING IS USUALLY DIVIDED INTO TWO CATEGORIES.
THESE CATEGORIES ARE FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING. BOTH OF
THESE CAN CAUSE DEATH...INJURY...AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION.

FLASH FLOODS ARE USUALLY CAUSED BY SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS...OR
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVE OVER THE SAME AREA ONE AFTER THE OTHER.
THESE FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR WITHIN 6 HOURS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND ARE
USUALLY MORE LIFE THREATENING AS A RESULT. AREAS MOST PRONE TO
FLOODS ARE MOUNTAINOUS STREAMS AND RIVERS...URBAN AREAS...LOW LYING
AREAS...STORM DRAINS...AND CULVERTS.

RIVER FLOODING IS CAUSED BY THE GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE WATER LEVEL
OF A RIVER OR CREEK. THESE FLOODS USUALLY OCCUR SEASONALLY WITH
GENERAL RAINS...OR WITH HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TROPICAL STORMS. A GOOD
EXAMPLE OF THIS FLOODING IS THE FLOODING THAT AFFECTED SOUTH GEORGIA
AFTER TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO IN 1994.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.

KNOW WHAT TO LISTEN FOR. A FLOOD WATCH OR A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS
THAT CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN DETECTED THAT COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OF A
CERTAIN AREA. A RIVER FLOOD WARNING OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS
THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT AND YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.
YOU CAN MONITOR THE WEATHER RADIO...OR ANY LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION
TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION.

IF FLOODING OCCURS...GET TO HIGHER GROUND.  GET OUT OF AREAS SUBJECT
TO FLOODING SUCH AS CANYONS...DIPS...LOW SPOTS...AND WASHES.

AVOID AREAS ALREADY FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IF THE WATER IS FAST
FLOWING. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOWING STREAMS. ROAD BEDS MAY BE
WASHED OUT DUE TO THE FLOODING. NEVER TRY TO CROSS FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

IF YOUR VEHICLE IS SUDDENLY CAUGHT IN RISING WATER...LEAVE IT
IMMEDIATELY AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO SEE FLOOD
DANGERS.

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/FLOODS

$$





000
NOUS42 KFFC 041100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-042100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST THU FEB 04 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN GEORGIA. TODAY WE WILL
DISCUSS LIGHTNING SAFETY.

LIGHTNING IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF WEATHER DEATHS IN THE
UNITED STATES. MOST LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR IN THE SUMMER MONTHS
USUALLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. ALSO...MOST DEATHS
OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE DURING A STORM. LIGHTNING
RESULTS FROM THE BUILDUP AND RELEASE OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY BETWEEN
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARGES BETWEEN THE EARTH AND A THUNDERSTORM.
A SINGLE LIGHTNING BOLT CAN BE AS HOT AS 50,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
WHICH IS HOTTER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE SUN. THIS RAPID HEATING AND
COOLING OF THE AIR CREATES A SHOCK WAVE WHICH WE HEAR AS THUNDER.
LIGHTNING WILL USUALLY STRIKE THE HIGHEST OBJECT IN THE AREA. THIS
INCLUDES TREES...ANTENNAS...A BOAT ON A LAKE...OR A PERSON STANDING
IN A FIELD. SO...WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE...GET INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE ALREADY AT RISK. REMEMBER... WHEN THUNDER
ROARS... GO INDOORS. STAY INDOORS AN ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES AFTER
HEARING THE LAST CLAP OF THUNDER.

IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER...DO NOT STAND UNDER A TREE OR REMAIN IN
AN OPEN PLACE WHEN LIGHTNING IS NEAR. AVOID OPEN WATER...AS WELL AS
TRACTORS...BICYCLES...MOTORCYCLES...OR GOLF CARTS. THESE WILL NOT
PROVIDE PROTECTION...AND MAY ACTUALLY ATTRACT LIGHTNING.

ENCLOSED VEHICLES ARE GENERALLY SAFE...IF YOU AVOID CONTACT WITH
METAL SURFACES.

IF YOU ARE IN A FOREST...SEEK SHELTER IN A LOW AREA UNDER A THICK
GROWTH OF SMALL TREES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE...AND FEEL YOUR HAIR STAND ON END...THIS
INDICATES LIGHTNING IS ABOUT TO STRIKE. DROP TO YOUR KNEES AND ROLL
FORWARD TO THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET. PLACE YOUR HANDS ON YOUR KNEES
AND TUCK YOUR HEAD DOWN. DO NOT LIE FLAT ON THE GROUND.

IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING...GET TO LAND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU ARE INSIDE...DON`T USE A TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY.

DO NOT TAKE A BATH OR SHOWER DURING A THUNDERSTORM.

$$





000
NOUS42 KFFC 041100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-042100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST THU FEB 04 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN GEORGIA. TODAY WE WILL
DISCUSS LIGHTNING SAFETY.

LIGHTNING IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF WEATHER DEATHS IN THE
UNITED STATES. MOST LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR IN THE SUMMER MONTHS
USUALLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. ALSO...MOST DEATHS
OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE DURING A STORM. LIGHTNING
RESULTS FROM THE BUILDUP AND RELEASE OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY BETWEEN
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARGES BETWEEN THE EARTH AND A THUNDERSTORM.
A SINGLE LIGHTNING BOLT CAN BE AS HOT AS 50,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
WHICH IS HOTTER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE SUN. THIS RAPID HEATING AND
COOLING OF THE AIR CREATES A SHOCK WAVE WHICH WE HEAR AS THUNDER.
LIGHTNING WILL USUALLY STRIKE THE HIGHEST OBJECT IN THE AREA. THIS
INCLUDES TREES...ANTENNAS...A BOAT ON A LAKE...OR A PERSON STANDING
IN A FIELD. SO...WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE...GET INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE ALREADY AT RISK. REMEMBER... WHEN THUNDER
ROARS... GO INDOORS. STAY INDOORS AN ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES AFTER
HEARING THE LAST CLAP OF THUNDER.

IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER...DO NOT STAND UNDER A TREE OR REMAIN IN
AN OPEN PLACE WHEN LIGHTNING IS NEAR. AVOID OPEN WATER...AS WELL AS
TRACTORS...BICYCLES...MOTORCYCLES...OR GOLF CARTS. THESE WILL NOT
PROVIDE PROTECTION...AND MAY ACTUALLY ATTRACT LIGHTNING.

ENCLOSED VEHICLES ARE GENERALLY SAFE...IF YOU AVOID CONTACT WITH
METAL SURFACES.

IF YOU ARE IN A FOREST...SEEK SHELTER IN A LOW AREA UNDER A THICK
GROWTH OF SMALL TREES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE...AND FEEL YOUR HAIR STAND ON END...THIS
INDICATES LIGHTNING IS ABOUT TO STRIKE. DROP TO YOUR KNEES AND ROLL
FORWARD TO THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET. PLACE YOUR HANDS ON YOUR KNEES
AND TUCK YOUR HEAD DOWN. DO NOT LIE FLAT ON THE GROUND.

IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING...GET TO LAND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU ARE INSIDE...DON`T USE A TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY.

DO NOT TAKE A BATH OR SHOWER DURING A THUNDERSTORM.

$$




000
NOUS42 KFFC 041100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-042100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST THU FEB 04 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN GEORGIA. TODAY WE WILL
DISCUSS LIGHTNING SAFETY.

LIGHTNING IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF WEATHER DEATHS IN THE
UNITED STATES. MOST LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR IN THE SUMMER MONTHS
USUALLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. ALSO...MOST DEATHS
OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE DURING A STORM. LIGHTNING
RESULTS FROM THE BUILDUP AND RELEASE OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY BETWEEN
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARGES BETWEEN THE EARTH AND A THUNDERSTORM.
A SINGLE LIGHTNING BOLT CAN BE AS HOT AS 50,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
WHICH IS HOTTER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE SUN. THIS RAPID HEATING AND
COOLING OF THE AIR CREATES A SHOCK WAVE WHICH WE HEAR AS THUNDER.
LIGHTNING WILL USUALLY STRIKE THE HIGHEST OBJECT IN THE AREA. THIS
INCLUDES TREES...ANTENNAS...A BOAT ON A LAKE...OR A PERSON STANDING
IN A FIELD. SO...WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE...GET INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE ALREADY AT RISK. REMEMBER... WHEN THUNDER
ROARS... GO INDOORS. STAY INDOORS AN ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES AFTER
HEARING THE LAST CLAP OF THUNDER.

IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER...DO NOT STAND UNDER A TREE OR REMAIN IN
AN OPEN PLACE WHEN LIGHTNING IS NEAR. AVOID OPEN WATER...AS WELL AS
TRACTORS...BICYCLES...MOTORCYCLES...OR GOLF CARTS. THESE WILL NOT
PROVIDE PROTECTION...AND MAY ACTUALLY ATTRACT LIGHTNING.

ENCLOSED VEHICLES ARE GENERALLY SAFE...IF YOU AVOID CONTACT WITH
METAL SURFACES.

IF YOU ARE IN A FOREST...SEEK SHELTER IN A LOW AREA UNDER A THICK
GROWTH OF SMALL TREES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE...AND FEEL YOUR HAIR STAND ON END...THIS
INDICATES LIGHTNING IS ABOUT TO STRIKE. DROP TO YOUR KNEES AND ROLL
FORWARD TO THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET. PLACE YOUR HANDS ON YOUR KNEES
AND TUCK YOUR HEAD DOWN. DO NOT LIE FLAT ON THE GROUND.

IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING...GET TO LAND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU ARE INSIDE...DON`T USE A TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT UNLESS IN AN EMERGENCY.

DO NOT TAKE A BATH OR SHOWER DURING A THUNDERSTORM.

$$





000
NOUS42 KFFC 031100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-032100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST WED FEB 03 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN GEORGIA. TODAY WE WILL
DISCUSS TORNADO SAFETY.

IN GEORGIA...THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH REPORTED TORNADOES IS
SIX. TORNADOES HAVE BEEN REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR...BUT ARE MOST
LIKELY TO OCCUR FROM MARCH TO MAY.

FROM 1950 TO 2014... GEORGIA HAS AVERAGED 26 TORNADOES PER YEAR.
TORNADOES HAVE BEEN REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR... BUT ARE MOST
LIKELY TO OCCUR FROM MARCH TO MAY. TORNADOES ARE ALSO MOST LIKELY IN
THE MID AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING TIME FRAME...BUT CAN OCCUR ANY
TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. THIRTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF ALL TORNADOES ARE
CLASSIFIED AS STRONG OR VIOLENT...AND THESE TORNADOES ARE MOST
LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. IN GEORGIA...TORNADOES ARE
OFTEN HARD TO SEE AS THEY ARE WRAPPED IN AREAS OF RAIN AND HAIL.
THE TALL TREES AND HILLY TERRAIN CAN ALSO LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO SEE A
TORNADO.

TORNADOES ARE VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMNS OF AIR...EXTENDING FROM THE
THUNDERSTORM...THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND. TORNADOES CAN
VARY IN SHAPE...SIZE...AND INTENSITY. MOST TORNADOES ARE
WEAK...LASTING A FEW MINUTES AND PRODUCING WINDS OF LESS THAN 100
MPH. HOWEVER...A FEW TORNADOES ARE STRONG OR EVEN VIOLENT. THESE
TORNADOES LAST FROM 20 MINUTES TO OVER AN HOUR AND CAN PRODUCE WINDS
OF BETWEEN 100 AND 300 MPH.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.

THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION IN PLACE BEFORE
THREATENING WEATHER DEVELOPS. KNOW WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPC
WATCH AND WARNING ARE. A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES TO DEVELOP...BUT THERE IS NOT AN IMMINENT
THREAT. A TORNADO WARNING MEANS A TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED AND AN
IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY HAS DEVELOPED.

KNOW YOUR AREA SO YOU CAN TRACK STORMS. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO...LOCAL TV...OR RADIO REPORTS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BATTERY
BACKUP. MONITOR AREA FORECASTS TO KNOW IF THREATENING WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

IF A TORNADO IS IMMINENT...AND YOU ARE IN A HOME OR BUILDING...MOVE
TO A PRE-DESIGNATED SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR...SUCH AS A
BASEMENT...SMALL INTERIOR ROOM...CLOSET...BATHROOM...OR
HALLWAY...AND GET UNDER A STURDY PIECE OF FURNITURE. REMEMBER TO
ALWAYS PUT AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE.

STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

GET OUT OF AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN YOUR CAR.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE OR IN A VEHICLE...LIE FLAT IN A NEARBY
DITCH OR DEPRESSION...BUT BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE FLOODING...AND COVER
YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

MOBILE HOMES OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES. YOU SHOULD
LEAVE A MOBILE HOME AND GO TO THE LOWEST FLOOR OF STURDY NEARBY
BUILDING OR A STORM SHELTER.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON TORNADOES...PLEASE VISIT
WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV

$$




000
NOUS42 KFFC 031100
PNSFFC
GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-032100-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EST WED FEB 03 2016

THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN GEORGIA. TODAY WE WILL
DISCUSS TORNADO SAFETY.

IN GEORGIA...THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH REPORTED TORNADOES IS
SIX. TORNADOES HAVE BEEN REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR...BUT ARE MOST
LIKELY TO OCCUR FROM MARCH TO MAY.

FROM 1950 TO 2014... GEORGIA HAS AVERAGED 26 TORNADOES PER YEAR.
TORNADOES HAVE BEEN REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR... BUT ARE MOST
LIKELY TO OCCUR FROM MARCH TO MAY. TORNADOES ARE ALSO MOST LIKELY IN
THE MID AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING TIME FRAME...BUT CAN OCCUR ANY
TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. THIRTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF ALL TORNADOES ARE
CLASSIFIED AS STRONG OR VIOLENT...AND THESE TORNADOES ARE MOST
LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. IN GEORGIA...TORNADOES ARE
OFTEN HARD TO SEE AS THEY ARE WRAPPED IN AREAS OF RAIN AND HAIL.
THE TALL TREES AND HILLY TERRAIN CAN ALSO LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO SEE A
TORNADO.

TORNADOES ARE VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMNS OF AIR...EXTENDING FROM THE
THUNDERSTORM...THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND. TORNADOES CAN
VARY IN SHAPE...SIZE...AND INTENSITY. MOST TORNADOES ARE
WEAK...LASTING A FEW MINUTES AND PRODUCING WINDS OF LESS THAN 100
MPH. HOWEVER...A FEW TORNADOES ARE STRONG OR EVEN VIOLENT. THESE
TORNADOES LAST FROM 20 MINUTES TO OVER AN HOUR AND CAN PRODUCE WINDS
OF BETWEEN 100 AND 300 MPH.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.

THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION IN PLACE BEFORE
THREATENING WEATHER DEVELOPS. KNOW WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPC
WATCH AND WARNING ARE. A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES TO DEVELOP...BUT THERE IS NOT AN IMMINENT
THREAT. A TORNADO WARNING MEANS A TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED AND AN
IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY HAS DEVELOPED.

KNOW YOUR AREA SO YOU CAN TRACK STORMS. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO...LOCAL TV...OR RADIO REPORTS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BATTERY
BACKUP. MONITOR AREA FORECASTS TO KNOW IF THREATENING WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

IF A TORNADO IS IMMINENT...AND YOU ARE IN A HOME OR BUILDING...MOVE
TO A PRE-DESIGNATED SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR...SUCH AS A
BASEMENT...SMALL INTERIOR ROOM...CLOSET...BATHROOM...OR
HALLWAY...AND GET UNDER A STURDY PIECE OF FURNITURE. REMEMBER TO
ALWAYS PUT AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE.

STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

GET OUT OF AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN YOUR CAR.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE OR IN A VEHICLE...LIE FLAT IN A NEARBY
DITCH OR DEPRESSION...BUT BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE FLOODING...AND COVER
YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

MOBILE HOMES OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES. YOU SHOULD
LEAVE A MOBILE HOME AND GO TO THE LOWEST FLOOR OF STURDY NEARBY
BUILDING OR A STORM SHELTER.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON TORNADOES...PLEASE VISIT
WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV

$$





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