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NOUS42 KRAH 051145
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NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051545-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH
1-7, 2015...
...TODAYS TOPIC IS LIGHTNING SAFETY...

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE ARE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING. ON AVERAGE, BETWEEN 50 AND 60 PEOPLE ARE KILLED;
HUNDREDS OF OTHERS SUFFER PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES.
MOST OF THESE TRAGEDIES CAN BE AVOIDED WITH A FEW SIMPLE
PRECAUTIONS. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
LIGHTNING SAFETY IS AN INCONVENIENCE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) COLLECTS
INFORMATION ON WEATHER-RELATED DEATHS TO LEARN HOW TO PREVENT THESE
TRAGEDIES. MANY LIGHTNING VICTIMS SAY THEY WERE CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN
THE STORM AND COULDNT GET TO A SAFE PLACE. WITH PROPER PLANNING,
THESE TRAGEDIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.  OTHER VICTIMS WAITED TOO
LONG BEFORE SEEKING SHELTER. BY HEADING TO A SAFE PLACE 5 TO 10
MINUTES SOONER, THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
SOME PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK OUTSIDE TOO SOON.
STAY INSIDE A SAFE BUILDING OR VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
YOU HEAR THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. FINALLY, SOME VICTIMS WERE STRUCK
INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS WHILE THEY WERE USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
OR CORDED PHONES. OTHERS WERE IN CONTACT WITH PLUMBING, A METAL DOOR
OR A WINDOW FRAME. AVOID CONTACT WITH THESE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM IS NEARBY.

ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ARE DANGEROUS.  LIGHTNING
OFTEN STRIKES OUTSIDE THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND MAY STRIKE AS FAR
AS 10 MILES FROM ANY RAINFALL.  MANY LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR AHEAD OF
STORMS OR AFTER STORMS HAVE SEEMINGLY PASSED.  KEEP THIS SIMPLE FACT
IN MIND:  IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE IN DANGER.  ALSO, DONT
BE FOOLED BY BLUE SKIES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAT LIGHTNING.
ALL LIGHTNING COMES AS A RESULT OF A THUNDERSTORM, AND IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO
YOU.

THE FOLLOWING LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS COULD ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA! IF YOU
HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR
THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER.   A SAFE SHELTER IS AN
ENCLOSED SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY OR PLUMBING, SUCH AS
A HOME, OFFICE BUILDING, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT, OR A STORE.  SHEDS,
TENTS, PICNIC PAVILIONS, PORCHES, AND BALL-FIELD DUGOUTS DO NOT
OFFER ANY LIGHTNING PROTECTION WHATSOEVER AND MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
YOUR DANGER OF BEING STRUCK.  IF NO SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING IS
AVAILABLE FOR SHELTER, ENCLOSED METAL-TOPPED VEHICLES OFFER
PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING, BUT MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE UP
POSITION.

STAY IN YOUR SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE
LAST SOUND OF THUNDER. WHEN INDOORS, STAY OFF CORDED PHONES,
COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT PUT YOU IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY. AVOID PLUMBING, INCLUDING SINKS, BATHS
AND FAUCETS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS, AND STAY OFF
PORCHES. DO NOT LIE ON CONCRETE FLOORS, AND DO NOT LEAN AGAINST
CONCRETE WALLS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE WITH NO SAFE SHELTER ANYWHERE NEARBY,
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK: IMMEDIATELY GET OFF
ELEVATED AREAS SUCH AS HILLS, MOUNTAIN RIDGES OR PEAKS NEVER LIE
FLAT ON THE GROUND NEVER SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE NEVER USE
A CLIFF OR ROCKY OVERHANG FOR SHELTER IMMEDIATELY GET OUT AND AWAY
FROM PONDS, LAKES AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER STAY AWAY FROM OBJECTS
THAT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY SUCH AS BARBED WIRE FENCES, POWER LINES,
AND WINDMILLS.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION CAN BE FOUND IN AVOIDING
THE LIGHTNING THREAT ALTOGETHER.  HAVE A LIGHTNING SAFETY PLAN.  IF
YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS, KNOW WHERE YOULL GO FOR SAFETY AND HOW MUCH
TIME IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. MAKE SURE YOUR PLAN ALLOWS ENOUGH
TIME TO REACH SAFETY.  BEFORE GOING OUTDOORS, CHECK THE FORECAST FOR
THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST, CONSIDER
POSTPONING ACTIVITIES TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN A DANGEROUS
SITUATION.   FINALLY, WHEN OUTDOORS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND BE SURE
TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, OR INCREASING WIND.   IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, EVEN A DISTANT RUMBLE, IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE YOUR LIGHTNING
SAFETY PLAN AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.

$$




000
NOUS42 KRAH 051145
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051545-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH
1-7, 2015...
...TODAYS TOPIC IS LIGHTNING SAFETY...

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE ARE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING. ON AVERAGE, BETWEEN 50 AND 60 PEOPLE ARE KILLED;
HUNDREDS OF OTHERS SUFFER PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES.
MOST OF THESE TRAGEDIES CAN BE AVOIDED WITH A FEW SIMPLE
PRECAUTIONS. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
LIGHTNING SAFETY IS AN INCONVENIENCE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) COLLECTS
INFORMATION ON WEATHER-RELATED DEATHS TO LEARN HOW TO PREVENT THESE
TRAGEDIES. MANY LIGHTNING VICTIMS SAY THEY WERE CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN
THE STORM AND COULDNT GET TO A SAFE PLACE. WITH PROPER PLANNING,
THESE TRAGEDIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.  OTHER VICTIMS WAITED TOO
LONG BEFORE SEEKING SHELTER. BY HEADING TO A SAFE PLACE 5 TO 10
MINUTES SOONER, THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
SOME PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK OUTSIDE TOO SOON.
STAY INSIDE A SAFE BUILDING OR VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
YOU HEAR THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. FINALLY, SOME VICTIMS WERE STRUCK
INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS WHILE THEY WERE USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
OR CORDED PHONES. OTHERS WERE IN CONTACT WITH PLUMBING, A METAL DOOR
OR A WINDOW FRAME. AVOID CONTACT WITH THESE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM IS NEARBY.

ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ARE DANGEROUS.  LIGHTNING
OFTEN STRIKES OUTSIDE THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND MAY STRIKE AS FAR
AS 10 MILES FROM ANY RAINFALL.  MANY LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR AHEAD OF
STORMS OR AFTER STORMS HAVE SEEMINGLY PASSED.  KEEP THIS SIMPLE FACT
IN MIND:  IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE IN DANGER.  ALSO, DONT
BE FOOLED BY BLUE SKIES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAT LIGHTNING.
ALL LIGHTNING COMES AS A RESULT OF A THUNDERSTORM, AND IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO
YOU.

THE FOLLOWING LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS COULD ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA! IF YOU
HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR
THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER.   A SAFE SHELTER IS AN
ENCLOSED SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY OR PLUMBING, SUCH AS
A HOME, OFFICE BUILDING, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT, OR A STORE.  SHEDS,
TENTS, PICNIC PAVILIONS, PORCHES, AND BALL-FIELD DUGOUTS DO NOT
OFFER ANY LIGHTNING PROTECTION WHATSOEVER AND MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
YOUR DANGER OF BEING STRUCK.  IF NO SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING IS
AVAILABLE FOR SHELTER, ENCLOSED METAL-TOPPED VEHICLES OFFER
PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING, BUT MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE UP
POSITION.

STAY IN YOUR SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE
LAST SOUND OF THUNDER. WHEN INDOORS, STAY OFF CORDED PHONES,
COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT PUT YOU IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY. AVOID PLUMBING, INCLUDING SINKS, BATHS
AND FAUCETS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS, AND STAY OFF
PORCHES. DO NOT LIE ON CONCRETE FLOORS, AND DO NOT LEAN AGAINST
CONCRETE WALLS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE WITH NO SAFE SHELTER ANYWHERE NEARBY,
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK: IMMEDIATELY GET OFF
ELEVATED AREAS SUCH AS HILLS, MOUNTAIN RIDGES OR PEAKS NEVER LIE
FLAT ON THE GROUND NEVER SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE NEVER USE
A CLIFF OR ROCKY OVERHANG FOR SHELTER IMMEDIATELY GET OUT AND AWAY
FROM PONDS, LAKES AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER STAY AWAY FROM OBJECTS
THAT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY SUCH AS BARBED WIRE FENCES, POWER LINES,
AND WINDMILLS.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION CAN BE FOUND IN AVOIDING
THE LIGHTNING THREAT ALTOGETHER.  HAVE A LIGHTNING SAFETY PLAN.  IF
YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS, KNOW WHERE YOULL GO FOR SAFETY AND HOW MUCH
TIME IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. MAKE SURE YOUR PLAN ALLOWS ENOUGH
TIME TO REACH SAFETY.  BEFORE GOING OUTDOORS, CHECK THE FORECAST FOR
THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST, CONSIDER
POSTPONING ACTIVITIES TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN A DANGEROUS
SITUATION.   FINALLY, WHEN OUTDOORS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND BE SURE
TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, OR INCREASING WIND.   IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, EVEN A DISTANT RUMBLE, IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE YOUR LIGHTNING
SAFETY PLAN AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.

$$




000
NOUS42 KRAH 051145
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051545-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH
1-7, 2015...
...TODAYS TOPIC IS LIGHTNING SAFETY...

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE ARE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING. ON AVERAGE, BETWEEN 50 AND 60 PEOPLE ARE KILLED;
HUNDREDS OF OTHERS SUFFER PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES.
MOST OF THESE TRAGEDIES CAN BE AVOIDED WITH A FEW SIMPLE
PRECAUTIONS. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
LIGHTNING SAFETY IS AN INCONVENIENCE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) COLLECTS
INFORMATION ON WEATHER-RELATED DEATHS TO LEARN HOW TO PREVENT THESE
TRAGEDIES. MANY LIGHTNING VICTIMS SAY THEY WERE CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN
THE STORM AND COULDNT GET TO A SAFE PLACE. WITH PROPER PLANNING,
THESE TRAGEDIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.  OTHER VICTIMS WAITED TOO
LONG BEFORE SEEKING SHELTER. BY HEADING TO A SAFE PLACE 5 TO 10
MINUTES SOONER, THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
SOME PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK OUTSIDE TOO SOON.
STAY INSIDE A SAFE BUILDING OR VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
YOU HEAR THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. FINALLY, SOME VICTIMS WERE STRUCK
INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS WHILE THEY WERE USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
OR CORDED PHONES. OTHERS WERE IN CONTACT WITH PLUMBING, A METAL DOOR
OR A WINDOW FRAME. AVOID CONTACT WITH THESE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM IS NEARBY.

ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ARE DANGEROUS.  LIGHTNING
OFTEN STRIKES OUTSIDE THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND MAY STRIKE AS FAR
AS 10 MILES FROM ANY RAINFALL.  MANY LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR AHEAD OF
STORMS OR AFTER STORMS HAVE SEEMINGLY PASSED.  KEEP THIS SIMPLE FACT
IN MIND:  IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE IN DANGER.  ALSO, DONT
BE FOOLED BY BLUE SKIES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAT LIGHTNING.
ALL LIGHTNING COMES AS A RESULT OF A THUNDERSTORM, AND IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO
YOU.

THE FOLLOWING LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS COULD ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA! IF YOU
HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR
THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER.   A SAFE SHELTER IS AN
ENCLOSED SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY OR PLUMBING, SUCH AS
A HOME, OFFICE BUILDING, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT, OR A STORE.  SHEDS,
TENTS, PICNIC PAVILIONS, PORCHES, AND BALL-FIELD DUGOUTS DO NOT
OFFER ANY LIGHTNING PROTECTION WHATSOEVER AND MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
YOUR DANGER OF BEING STRUCK.  IF NO SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING IS
AVAILABLE FOR SHELTER, ENCLOSED METAL-TOPPED VEHICLES OFFER
PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING, BUT MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE UP
POSITION.

STAY IN YOUR SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE
LAST SOUND OF THUNDER. WHEN INDOORS, STAY OFF CORDED PHONES,
COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT PUT YOU IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY. AVOID PLUMBING, INCLUDING SINKS, BATHS
AND FAUCETS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS, AND STAY OFF
PORCHES. DO NOT LIE ON CONCRETE FLOORS, AND DO NOT LEAN AGAINST
CONCRETE WALLS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE WITH NO SAFE SHELTER ANYWHERE NEARBY,
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK: IMMEDIATELY GET OFF
ELEVATED AREAS SUCH AS HILLS, MOUNTAIN RIDGES OR PEAKS NEVER LIE
FLAT ON THE GROUND NEVER SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE NEVER USE
A CLIFF OR ROCKY OVERHANG FOR SHELTER IMMEDIATELY GET OUT AND AWAY
FROM PONDS, LAKES AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER STAY AWAY FROM OBJECTS
THAT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY SUCH AS BARBED WIRE FENCES, POWER LINES,
AND WINDMILLS.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION CAN BE FOUND IN AVOIDING
THE LIGHTNING THREAT ALTOGETHER.  HAVE A LIGHTNING SAFETY PLAN.  IF
YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS, KNOW WHERE YOULL GO FOR SAFETY AND HOW MUCH
TIME IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. MAKE SURE YOUR PLAN ALLOWS ENOUGH
TIME TO REACH SAFETY.  BEFORE GOING OUTDOORS, CHECK THE FORECAST FOR
THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST, CONSIDER
POSTPONING ACTIVITIES TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN A DANGEROUS
SITUATION.   FINALLY, WHEN OUTDOORS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND BE SURE
TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, OR INCREASING WIND.   IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, EVEN A DISTANT RUMBLE, IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE YOUR LIGHTNING
SAFETY PLAN AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.

$$




000
NOUS42 KRAH 051145
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051545-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH
1-7, 2015...
...TODAYS TOPIC IS LIGHTNING SAFETY...

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE ARE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING. ON AVERAGE, BETWEEN 50 AND 60 PEOPLE ARE KILLED;
HUNDREDS OF OTHERS SUFFER PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES.
MOST OF THESE TRAGEDIES CAN BE AVOIDED WITH A FEW SIMPLE
PRECAUTIONS. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
LIGHTNING SAFETY IS AN INCONVENIENCE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) COLLECTS
INFORMATION ON WEATHER-RELATED DEATHS TO LEARN HOW TO PREVENT THESE
TRAGEDIES. MANY LIGHTNING VICTIMS SAY THEY WERE CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN
THE STORM AND COULDNT GET TO A SAFE PLACE. WITH PROPER PLANNING,
THESE TRAGEDIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.  OTHER VICTIMS WAITED TOO
LONG BEFORE SEEKING SHELTER. BY HEADING TO A SAFE PLACE 5 TO 10
MINUTES SOONER, THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
SOME PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK OUTSIDE TOO SOON.
STAY INSIDE A SAFE BUILDING OR VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
YOU HEAR THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. FINALLY, SOME VICTIMS WERE STRUCK
INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS WHILE THEY WERE USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
OR CORDED PHONES. OTHERS WERE IN CONTACT WITH PLUMBING, A METAL DOOR
OR A WINDOW FRAME. AVOID CONTACT WITH THESE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM IS NEARBY.

ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ARE DANGEROUS.  LIGHTNING
OFTEN STRIKES OUTSIDE THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND MAY STRIKE AS FAR
AS 10 MILES FROM ANY RAINFALL.  MANY LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR AHEAD OF
STORMS OR AFTER STORMS HAVE SEEMINGLY PASSED.  KEEP THIS SIMPLE FACT
IN MIND:  IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE IN DANGER.  ALSO, DONT
BE FOOLED BY BLUE SKIES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAT LIGHTNING.
ALL LIGHTNING COMES AS A RESULT OF A THUNDERSTORM, AND IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO
YOU.

THE FOLLOWING LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS COULD ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA! IF YOU
HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR
THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER.   A SAFE SHELTER IS AN
ENCLOSED SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY OR PLUMBING, SUCH AS
A HOME, OFFICE BUILDING, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT, OR A STORE.  SHEDS,
TENTS, PICNIC PAVILIONS, PORCHES, AND BALL-FIELD DUGOUTS DO NOT
OFFER ANY LIGHTNING PROTECTION WHATSOEVER AND MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
YOUR DANGER OF BEING STRUCK.  IF NO SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING IS
AVAILABLE FOR SHELTER, ENCLOSED METAL-TOPPED VEHICLES OFFER
PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING, BUT MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE UP
POSITION.

STAY IN YOUR SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE
LAST SOUND OF THUNDER. WHEN INDOORS, STAY OFF CORDED PHONES,
COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT PUT YOU IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY. AVOID PLUMBING, INCLUDING SINKS, BATHS
AND FAUCETS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS, AND STAY OFF
PORCHES. DO NOT LIE ON CONCRETE FLOORS, AND DO NOT LEAN AGAINST
CONCRETE WALLS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE WITH NO SAFE SHELTER ANYWHERE NEARBY,
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK: IMMEDIATELY GET OFF
ELEVATED AREAS SUCH AS HILLS, MOUNTAIN RIDGES OR PEAKS NEVER LIE
FLAT ON THE GROUND NEVER SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE NEVER USE
A CLIFF OR ROCKY OVERHANG FOR SHELTER IMMEDIATELY GET OUT AND AWAY
FROM PONDS, LAKES AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER STAY AWAY FROM OBJECTS
THAT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY SUCH AS BARBED WIRE FENCES, POWER LINES,
AND WINDMILLS.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION CAN BE FOUND IN AVOIDING
THE LIGHTNING THREAT ALTOGETHER.  HAVE A LIGHTNING SAFETY PLAN.  IF
YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS, KNOW WHERE YOULL GO FOR SAFETY AND HOW MUCH
TIME IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. MAKE SURE YOUR PLAN ALLOWS ENOUGH
TIME TO REACH SAFETY.  BEFORE GOING OUTDOORS, CHECK THE FORECAST FOR
THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST, CONSIDER
POSTPONING ACTIVITIES TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN A DANGEROUS
SITUATION.   FINALLY, WHEN OUTDOORS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND BE SURE
TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, OR INCREASING WIND.   IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, EVEN A DISTANT RUMBLE, IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE YOUR LIGHTNING
SAFETY PLAN AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.

$$





000
NOUS42 KRAH 051145
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051545-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH
1-7, 2015...
...TODAYS TOPIC IS LIGHTNING SAFETY...

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE ARE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING. ON AVERAGE, BETWEEN 50 AND 60 PEOPLE ARE KILLED;
HUNDREDS OF OTHERS SUFFER PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES.
MOST OF THESE TRAGEDIES CAN BE AVOIDED WITH A FEW SIMPLE
PRECAUTIONS. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
LIGHTNING SAFETY IS AN INCONVENIENCE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) COLLECTS
INFORMATION ON WEATHER-RELATED DEATHS TO LEARN HOW TO PREVENT THESE
TRAGEDIES. MANY LIGHTNING VICTIMS SAY THEY WERE CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN
THE STORM AND COULDNT GET TO A SAFE PLACE. WITH PROPER PLANNING,
THESE TRAGEDIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.  OTHER VICTIMS WAITED TOO
LONG BEFORE SEEKING SHELTER. BY HEADING TO A SAFE PLACE 5 TO 10
MINUTES SOONER, THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
SOME PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK OUTSIDE TOO SOON.
STAY INSIDE A SAFE BUILDING OR VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
YOU HEAR THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. FINALLY, SOME VICTIMS WERE STRUCK
INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS WHILE THEY WERE USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
OR CORDED PHONES. OTHERS WERE IN CONTACT WITH PLUMBING, A METAL DOOR
OR A WINDOW FRAME. AVOID CONTACT WITH THESE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM IS NEARBY.

ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ARE DANGEROUS.  LIGHTNING
OFTEN STRIKES OUTSIDE THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND MAY STRIKE AS FAR
AS 10 MILES FROM ANY RAINFALL.  MANY LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR AHEAD OF
STORMS OR AFTER STORMS HAVE SEEMINGLY PASSED.  KEEP THIS SIMPLE FACT
IN MIND:  IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE IN DANGER.  ALSO, DONT
BE FOOLED BY BLUE SKIES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAT LIGHTNING.
ALL LIGHTNING COMES AS A RESULT OF A THUNDERSTORM, AND IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO
YOU.

THE FOLLOWING LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS COULD ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA! IF YOU
HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR
THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER.   A SAFE SHELTER IS AN
ENCLOSED SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY OR PLUMBING, SUCH AS
A HOME, OFFICE BUILDING, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT, OR A STORE.  SHEDS,
TENTS, PICNIC PAVILIONS, PORCHES, AND BALL-FIELD DUGOUTS DO NOT
OFFER ANY LIGHTNING PROTECTION WHATSOEVER AND MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
YOUR DANGER OF BEING STRUCK.  IF NO SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING IS
AVAILABLE FOR SHELTER, ENCLOSED METAL-TOPPED VEHICLES OFFER
PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING, BUT MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE UP
POSITION.

STAY IN YOUR SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE
LAST SOUND OF THUNDER. WHEN INDOORS, STAY OFF CORDED PHONES,
COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT PUT YOU IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY. AVOID PLUMBING, INCLUDING SINKS, BATHS
AND FAUCETS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS, AND STAY OFF
PORCHES. DO NOT LIE ON CONCRETE FLOORS, AND DO NOT LEAN AGAINST
CONCRETE WALLS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE WITH NO SAFE SHELTER ANYWHERE NEARBY,
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK: IMMEDIATELY GET OFF
ELEVATED AREAS SUCH AS HILLS, MOUNTAIN RIDGES OR PEAKS NEVER LIE
FLAT ON THE GROUND NEVER SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE NEVER USE
A CLIFF OR ROCKY OVERHANG FOR SHELTER IMMEDIATELY GET OUT AND AWAY
FROM PONDS, LAKES AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER STAY AWAY FROM OBJECTS
THAT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY SUCH AS BARBED WIRE FENCES, POWER LINES,
AND WINDMILLS.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION CAN BE FOUND IN AVOIDING
THE LIGHTNING THREAT ALTOGETHER.  HAVE A LIGHTNING SAFETY PLAN.  IF
YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS, KNOW WHERE YOULL GO FOR SAFETY AND HOW MUCH
TIME IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. MAKE SURE YOUR PLAN ALLOWS ENOUGH
TIME TO REACH SAFETY.  BEFORE GOING OUTDOORS, CHECK THE FORECAST FOR
THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST, CONSIDER
POSTPONING ACTIVITIES TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN A DANGEROUS
SITUATION.   FINALLY, WHEN OUTDOORS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND BE SURE
TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, OR INCREASING WIND.   IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, EVEN A DISTANT RUMBLE, IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE YOUR LIGHTNING
SAFETY PLAN AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.

$$





000
NOUS42 KRAH 051145
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051545-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH
1-7, 2015...
...TODAYS TOPIC IS LIGHTNING SAFETY...

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE ARE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING. ON AVERAGE, BETWEEN 50 AND 60 PEOPLE ARE KILLED;
HUNDREDS OF OTHERS SUFFER PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES.
MOST OF THESE TRAGEDIES CAN BE AVOIDED WITH A FEW SIMPLE
PRECAUTIONS. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN, GET TO A SAFE PLACE.
LIGHTNING SAFETY IS AN INCONVENIENCE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) COLLECTS
INFORMATION ON WEATHER-RELATED DEATHS TO LEARN HOW TO PREVENT THESE
TRAGEDIES. MANY LIGHTNING VICTIMS SAY THEY WERE CAUGHT OUTSIDE IN
THE STORM AND COULDNT GET TO A SAFE PLACE. WITH PROPER PLANNING,
THESE TRAGEDIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.  OTHER VICTIMS WAITED TOO
LONG BEFORE SEEKING SHELTER. BY HEADING TO A SAFE PLACE 5 TO 10
MINUTES SOONER, THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
SOME PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK OUTSIDE TOO SOON.
STAY INSIDE A SAFE BUILDING OR VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER
YOU HEAR THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. FINALLY, SOME VICTIMS WERE STRUCK
INSIDE HOMES OR BUILDINGS WHILE THEY WERE USING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
OR CORDED PHONES. OTHERS WERE IN CONTACT WITH PLUMBING, A METAL DOOR
OR A WINDOW FRAME. AVOID CONTACT WITH THESE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
WHEN A THUNDERSTORM IS NEARBY.

ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING AND ARE DANGEROUS.  LIGHTNING
OFTEN STRIKES OUTSIDE THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND MAY STRIKE AS FAR
AS 10 MILES FROM ANY RAINFALL.  MANY LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR AHEAD OF
STORMS OR AFTER STORMS HAVE SEEMINGLY PASSED.  KEEP THIS SIMPLE FACT
IN MIND:  IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE IN DANGER.  ALSO, DONT
BE FOOLED BY BLUE SKIES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEAT LIGHTNING.
ALL LIGHTNING COMES AS A RESULT OF A THUNDERSTORM, AND IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO
YOU.

THE FOLLOWING LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS COULD ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA! IF YOU
HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. WHEN YOU HEAR
THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER.   A SAFE SHELTER IS AN
ENCLOSED SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY OR PLUMBING, SUCH AS
A HOME, OFFICE BUILDING, SCHOOL, RESTAURANT, OR A STORE.  SHEDS,
TENTS, PICNIC PAVILIONS, PORCHES, AND BALL-FIELD DUGOUTS DO NOT
OFFER ANY LIGHTNING PROTECTION WHATSOEVER AND MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
YOUR DANGER OF BEING STRUCK.  IF NO SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING IS
AVAILABLE FOR SHELTER, ENCLOSED METAL-TOPPED VEHICLES OFFER
PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING, BUT MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE UP
POSITION.

STAY IN YOUR SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE
LAST SOUND OF THUNDER. WHEN INDOORS, STAY OFF CORDED PHONES,
COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT PUT YOU IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY. AVOID PLUMBING, INCLUDING SINKS, BATHS
AND FAUCETS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS, AND STAY OFF
PORCHES. DO NOT LIE ON CONCRETE FLOORS, AND DO NOT LEAN AGAINST
CONCRETE WALLS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE WITH NO SAFE SHELTER ANYWHERE NEARBY,
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK: IMMEDIATELY GET OFF
ELEVATED AREAS SUCH AS HILLS, MOUNTAIN RIDGES OR PEAKS NEVER LIE
FLAT ON THE GROUND NEVER SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE NEVER USE
A CLIFF OR ROCKY OVERHANG FOR SHELTER IMMEDIATELY GET OUT AND AWAY
FROM PONDS, LAKES AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER STAY AWAY FROM OBJECTS
THAT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY SUCH AS BARBED WIRE FENCES, POWER LINES,
AND WINDMILLS.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LIGHTNING SAFETY ACTION CAN BE FOUND IN AVOIDING
THE LIGHTNING THREAT ALTOGETHER.  HAVE A LIGHTNING SAFETY PLAN.  IF
YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS, KNOW WHERE YOULL GO FOR SAFETY AND HOW MUCH
TIME IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. MAKE SURE YOUR PLAN ALLOWS ENOUGH
TIME TO REACH SAFETY.  BEFORE GOING OUTDOORS, CHECK THE FORECAST FOR
THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST, CONSIDER
POSTPONING ACTIVITIES TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN A DANGEROUS
SITUATION.   FINALLY, WHEN OUTDOORS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND BE SURE
TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM SUCH AS DARKENING
SKIES, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, OR INCREASING WIND.   IF YOU HEAR
THUNDER, EVEN A DISTANT RUMBLE, IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE YOUR LIGHTNING
SAFETY PLAN AND MOVE TO A SAFE PLACE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.

$$




000
NOUS42 KRAH 050132
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051331-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015


...WIND REPORTS PAST 12 HOURS ...

LOCATION                     SPEED     TIME/DATE
USFS MET STN AT FORT BRAGG   42 MPH    0314 PM 03/04
BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 41 MPH    0347 PM 03/04
ALBEMARLE                    40 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
LAURINBURG-MAXTON AIRPORT    40 MPH    1251 PM 03/04
ASHEBORO                     39 MPH    0255 PM 03/04
RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT  39 MPH    0259 PM 03/04
LEXINGTON                    38 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
4 NW GREENSBORO              38 MPH    0257 PM 03/04
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL ARPT     38 MPH    1245 PM 03/04
OXFORD                       37 MPH    0235 PM 03/04
FORT BRAGG/SIMMO             37 MPH    0217 PM 03/04
DUKE FOREST MET STA NR CHAPE 36 MPH    0416 PM 03/04
4 ESE WARRENTON              36 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNI 36 MPH    0204 PM 03/04
GOLDSBORO-WAYNE AIRPORT      36 MPH    0358 PM 03/04
5 ENE ROCKINGHAM             36 MPH    0345 PM 03/04
2 WNW CAMP MACKALL           36 MPH    0240 PM 03/04
POPE AFB                     36 MPH    0243 PM 03/04
MOORE COUNTY AIRPORT         35 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT       35 MPH    0228 PM 03/04
1 S GILLBURG                 35 MPH    0348 PM 03/04
ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET AIRPORT    35 MPH    0215 PM 03/04

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

NWS RALEIGH NC




000
NOUS42 KRAH 050132
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051331-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015


...WIND REPORTS PAST 12 HOURS ...

LOCATION                     SPEED     TIME/DATE
USFS MET STN AT FORT BRAGG   42 MPH    0314 PM 03/04
BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 41 MPH    0347 PM 03/04
ALBEMARLE                    40 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
LAURINBURG-MAXTON AIRPORT    40 MPH    1251 PM 03/04
ASHEBORO                     39 MPH    0255 PM 03/04
RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT  39 MPH    0259 PM 03/04
LEXINGTON                    38 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
4 NW GREENSBORO              38 MPH    0257 PM 03/04
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL ARPT     38 MPH    1245 PM 03/04
OXFORD                       37 MPH    0235 PM 03/04
FORT BRAGG/SIMMO             37 MPH    0217 PM 03/04
DUKE FOREST MET STA NR CHAPE 36 MPH    0416 PM 03/04
4 ESE WARRENTON              36 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNI 36 MPH    0204 PM 03/04
GOLDSBORO-WAYNE AIRPORT      36 MPH    0358 PM 03/04
5 ENE ROCKINGHAM             36 MPH    0345 PM 03/04
2 WNW CAMP MACKALL           36 MPH    0240 PM 03/04
POPE AFB                     36 MPH    0243 PM 03/04
MOORE COUNTY AIRPORT         35 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT       35 MPH    0228 PM 03/04
1 S GILLBURG                 35 MPH    0348 PM 03/04
ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET AIRPORT    35 MPH    0215 PM 03/04

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

NWS RALEIGH NC





000
NOUS42 KRAH 050132
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051331-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015


...WIND REPORTS PAST 12 HOURS ...

LOCATION                     SPEED     TIME/DATE
USFS MET STN AT FORT BRAGG   42 MPH    0314 PM 03/04
BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 41 MPH    0347 PM 03/04
ALBEMARLE                    40 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
LAURINBURG-MAXTON AIRPORT    40 MPH    1251 PM 03/04
ASHEBORO                     39 MPH    0255 PM 03/04
RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT  39 MPH    0259 PM 03/04
LEXINGTON                    38 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
4 NW GREENSBORO              38 MPH    0257 PM 03/04
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL ARPT     38 MPH    1245 PM 03/04
OXFORD                       37 MPH    0235 PM 03/04
FORT BRAGG/SIMMO             37 MPH    0217 PM 03/04
DUKE FOREST MET STA NR CHAPE 36 MPH    0416 PM 03/04
4 ESE WARRENTON              36 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNI 36 MPH    0204 PM 03/04
GOLDSBORO-WAYNE AIRPORT      36 MPH    0358 PM 03/04
5 ENE ROCKINGHAM             36 MPH    0345 PM 03/04
2 WNW CAMP MACKALL           36 MPH    0240 PM 03/04
POPE AFB                     36 MPH    0243 PM 03/04
MOORE COUNTY AIRPORT         35 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT       35 MPH    0228 PM 03/04
1 S GILLBURG                 35 MPH    0348 PM 03/04
ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET AIRPORT    35 MPH    0215 PM 03/04

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

NWS RALEIGH NC





000
NOUS42 KRAH 050132
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-051331-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015


...WIND REPORTS PAST 12 HOURS ...

LOCATION                     SPEED     TIME/DATE
USFS MET STN AT FORT BRAGG   42 MPH    0314 PM 03/04
BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 41 MPH    0347 PM 03/04
ALBEMARLE                    40 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
LAURINBURG-MAXTON AIRPORT    40 MPH    1251 PM 03/04
ASHEBORO                     39 MPH    0255 PM 03/04
RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT  39 MPH    0259 PM 03/04
LEXINGTON                    38 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
4 NW GREENSBORO              38 MPH    0257 PM 03/04
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL ARPT     38 MPH    1245 PM 03/04
OXFORD                       37 MPH    0235 PM 03/04
FORT BRAGG/SIMMO             37 MPH    0217 PM 03/04
DUKE FOREST MET STA NR CHAPE 36 MPH    0416 PM 03/04
4 ESE WARRENTON              36 MPH    0216 PM 03/04
FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNI 36 MPH    0204 PM 03/04
GOLDSBORO-WAYNE AIRPORT      36 MPH    0358 PM 03/04
5 ENE ROCKINGHAM             36 MPH    0345 PM 03/04
2 WNW CAMP MACKALL           36 MPH    0240 PM 03/04
POPE AFB                     36 MPH    0243 PM 03/04
MOORE COUNTY AIRPORT         35 MPH    0355 PM 03/04
SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT       35 MPH    0228 PM 03/04
1 S GILLBURG                 35 MPH    0348 PM 03/04
ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET AIRPORT    35 MPH    0215 PM 03/04

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

NWS RALEIGH NC




000
NOUS42 KRAH 041432
PNSRAH

- KRDU 271544
WRKWED

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPIC:  STAYING SAFE WHEN HIGH WINDS, HAIL, AND
TORNADOES STRIKE.

WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, OR IF YOU SEE A TORNADO
APPROACHING, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  MOST INJURIES
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WINDS ARE FROM FLYING DEBRIS, SO REMEMBER TO
PROTECT YOUR HEAD.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SAFETY TIPS FOR SEEKING
SHELTER DURING HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE IN A STRUCTURE SUCH AS A RESIDENCE, SMALL BUILDING,
SCHOOL, NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, FACTORY, SHOPPING CENTER, OR HIGH-
RISE BUILDING, YOU SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING. GO TO A PRE-DESIGNATED
AREA SUCH AS A SAFE ROOM, BASEMENT, STORM CELLAR, OR THE LOWEST
BUILDING LEVEL. IF THERE IS NO BASEMENT, GO TO THE CENTER OF A SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL (SUCH AS A CLOSET, BATHROOM, OR
INTERIOR HALLWAY) AWAY FROM CORNERS, WINDOWS, DOORS, AND OUTSIDE
WALLS. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE.
GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE AND USE YOUR ARMS TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND
NECK. IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE IN A MANUFACTURED HOME OR OFFICE, YOU SHOULD GET OUT
IMMEDIATELY AND GO TO A PRE-IDENTIFIED LOCATION SUCH AS THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY, NEARBY BUILDING OR A STORM SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES,
EVEN IF TIED DOWN, OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WITH NO SHELTER AVAILABLE, THERE IS NO SINGLE
RESEARCH-BASED RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT LAST-RESORT ACTION TO TAKE,
BECAUSE MANY FACTORS CAN AFFECT YOUR DECISION. POSSIBLE ACTIONS
INCLUDE, IMMEDIATELY GET INTO A VEHICLE, BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT AND
TRY TO DRIVE TO THE CLOSEST STURDY SHELTER. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS HIT
BY FLYING DEBRIS WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING, PULL OVER AND PARK AND COVER
YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR OTHER CUSHION IF
POSSIBLE. LIE IN AN AREA NOTICEABLY LOWER THAN THE LEVEL OF THE
ROADWAY AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR
OTHER CUSHION IF POSSIBLE. DO NOT GET UNDER AN OVERPASS OR BRIDGE.
YOU ARE SAFER IN A LOW, FLAT LOCATION. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO
IN URBAN OR CONGESTED AREAS IN A CAR OR TRUCK. INSTEAD, LEAVE THE
VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY FOR SAFE SHELTER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS A WEB SITE
DEVOTED TO TORNADO PREPAREDNESS TIPS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.  ALL
SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THIS WEB
SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN PREPARE A TORNADO SAFETY PLAN
FOR THEIR SCHOOL.  THAT WEB SITE IS
HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FAQ/TORNADO/SCHOOL.HTML.

WHILE HAIL AND STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS GENERALLY DO NOT GARNER THE SAME
ATTENTION OR RESPECT AS TORNADOES, THEY CAN BE JUST AS DEADLY! HAIL
CAN EXCEED THE SIZE OF SOFTBALLS AND FALL AT SPEEDS OF OVER 100 MPH,
SERIOUSLY INJURING OR KILLING ANYONE IN ITS PATH. STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES ONTO CARS, HOUSES, AND POWER LINES. MANY
DEATHS FROM STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE THE RESULT OF TREES FALLING ONTO
THE PERSON, WHETHER THEY ARE OUTSIDE, IN THEIR HOUSE, OR DRIVING IN
THEIR CAR. STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS CAN EVEN DESTROY
BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY MOBILE HOMES AND MANUFACTURED HOMES.

WHEN DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS OR LARGE HAIL IS
EXPECTED, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNING.  WHEN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED
FOR YOUR AREA, OR WHEN THREATENING THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH YOUR AREA,
YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  TO STAY SAFE DURING HIGH
WINDS, THE SAME SAFETY RULES THAT ARE USED FOR TORNADOES ALSO APPLY
DURING STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS, NAMELY, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IN
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING OR
SHELTER, GET AWAY FROM WINDOWS, AND GET DOWN LOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
FROM POSSIBLE FLYING DEBRIS AND FALLING TREES.  DURING LARGE HAIL
SITUATIONS, YOU SHOULD MOVE INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WIND-
BLOWN HAIL CAN SHATTER WINDOWS.  IF YOU ARE DRIVING DURING A LARGE
HAIL EPISODE, PULL OVER INTO A PARKING LOT OR GAS STATION AND USE
BLANKETS OR COATS TO COVER YOURSELF IN CASE THE WINDSHIELD SHATTERS
AND HAIL ENTERS THE VEHICLE.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.




000
NOUS42 KRAH 041432
PNSRAH

- KRDU 271544
WRKWED

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPIC:  STAYING SAFE WHEN HIGH WINDS, HAIL, AND
TORNADOES STRIKE.

WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, OR IF YOU SEE A TORNADO
APPROACHING, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  MOST INJURIES
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WINDS ARE FROM FLYING DEBRIS, SO REMEMBER TO
PROTECT YOUR HEAD.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SAFETY TIPS FOR SEEKING
SHELTER DURING HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE IN A STRUCTURE SUCH AS A RESIDENCE, SMALL BUILDING,
SCHOOL, NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, FACTORY, SHOPPING CENTER, OR HIGH-
RISE BUILDING, YOU SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING. GO TO A PRE-DESIGNATED
AREA SUCH AS A SAFE ROOM, BASEMENT, STORM CELLAR, OR THE LOWEST
BUILDING LEVEL. IF THERE IS NO BASEMENT, GO TO THE CENTER OF A SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL (SUCH AS A CLOSET, BATHROOM, OR
INTERIOR HALLWAY) AWAY FROM CORNERS, WINDOWS, DOORS, AND OUTSIDE
WALLS. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE.
GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE AND USE YOUR ARMS TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND
NECK. IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE IN A MANUFACTURED HOME OR OFFICE, YOU SHOULD GET OUT
IMMEDIATELY AND GO TO A PRE-IDENTIFIED LOCATION SUCH AS THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY, NEARBY BUILDING OR A STORM SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES,
EVEN IF TIED DOWN, OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WITH NO SHELTER AVAILABLE, THERE IS NO SINGLE
RESEARCH-BASED RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT LAST-RESORT ACTION TO TAKE,
BECAUSE MANY FACTORS CAN AFFECT YOUR DECISION. POSSIBLE ACTIONS
INCLUDE, IMMEDIATELY GET INTO A VEHICLE, BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT AND
TRY TO DRIVE TO THE CLOSEST STURDY SHELTER. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS HIT
BY FLYING DEBRIS WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING, PULL OVER AND PARK AND COVER
YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR OTHER CUSHION IF
POSSIBLE. LIE IN AN AREA NOTICEABLY LOWER THAN THE LEVEL OF THE
ROADWAY AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR
OTHER CUSHION IF POSSIBLE. DO NOT GET UNDER AN OVERPASS OR BRIDGE.
YOU ARE SAFER IN A LOW, FLAT LOCATION. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO
IN URBAN OR CONGESTED AREAS IN A CAR OR TRUCK. INSTEAD, LEAVE THE
VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY FOR SAFE SHELTER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS A WEB SITE
DEVOTED TO TORNADO PREPAREDNESS TIPS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.  ALL
SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THIS WEB
SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN PREPARE A TORNADO SAFETY PLAN
FOR THEIR SCHOOL.  THAT WEB SITE IS
HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FAQ/TORNADO/SCHOOL.HTML.

WHILE HAIL AND STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS GENERALLY DO NOT GARNER THE SAME
ATTENTION OR RESPECT AS TORNADOES, THEY CAN BE JUST AS DEADLY! HAIL
CAN EXCEED THE SIZE OF SOFTBALLS AND FALL AT SPEEDS OF OVER 100 MPH,
SERIOUSLY INJURING OR KILLING ANYONE IN ITS PATH. STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES ONTO CARS, HOUSES, AND POWER LINES. MANY
DEATHS FROM STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE THE RESULT OF TREES FALLING ONTO
THE PERSON, WHETHER THEY ARE OUTSIDE, IN THEIR HOUSE, OR DRIVING IN
THEIR CAR. STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS CAN EVEN DESTROY
BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY MOBILE HOMES AND MANUFACTURED HOMES.

WHEN DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS OR LARGE HAIL IS
EXPECTED, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNING.  WHEN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED
FOR YOUR AREA, OR WHEN THREATENING THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH YOUR AREA,
YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  TO STAY SAFE DURING HIGH
WINDS, THE SAME SAFETY RULES THAT ARE USED FOR TORNADOES ALSO APPLY
DURING STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS, NAMELY, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IN
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING OR
SHELTER, GET AWAY FROM WINDOWS, AND GET DOWN LOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
FROM POSSIBLE FLYING DEBRIS AND FALLING TREES.  DURING LARGE HAIL
SITUATIONS, YOU SHOULD MOVE INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WIND-
BLOWN HAIL CAN SHATTER WINDOWS.  IF YOU ARE DRIVING DURING A LARGE
HAIL EPISODE, PULL OVER INTO A PARKING LOT OR GAS STATION AND USE
BLANKETS OR COATS TO COVER YOURSELF IN CASE THE WINDSHIELD SHATTERS
AND HAIL ENTERS THE VEHICLE.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.




000
NOUS42 KRAH 041432
PNSRAH

- KRDU 271544
WRKWED

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPIC:  STAYING SAFE WHEN HIGH WINDS, HAIL, AND
TORNADOES STRIKE.

WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, OR IF YOU SEE A TORNADO
APPROACHING, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  MOST INJURIES
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WINDS ARE FROM FLYING DEBRIS, SO REMEMBER TO
PROTECT YOUR HEAD.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SAFETY TIPS FOR SEEKING
SHELTER DURING HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE IN A STRUCTURE SUCH AS A RESIDENCE, SMALL BUILDING,
SCHOOL, NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, FACTORY, SHOPPING CENTER, OR HIGH-
RISE BUILDING, YOU SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING. GO TO A PRE-DESIGNATED
AREA SUCH AS A SAFE ROOM, BASEMENT, STORM CELLAR, OR THE LOWEST
BUILDING LEVEL. IF THERE IS NO BASEMENT, GO TO THE CENTER OF A SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL (SUCH AS A CLOSET, BATHROOM, OR
INTERIOR HALLWAY) AWAY FROM CORNERS, WINDOWS, DOORS, AND OUTSIDE
WALLS. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE.
GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE AND USE YOUR ARMS TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND
NECK. IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE IN A MANUFACTURED HOME OR OFFICE, YOU SHOULD GET OUT
IMMEDIATELY AND GO TO A PRE-IDENTIFIED LOCATION SUCH AS THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY, NEARBY BUILDING OR A STORM SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES,
EVEN IF TIED DOWN, OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WITH NO SHELTER AVAILABLE, THERE IS NO SINGLE
RESEARCH-BASED RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT LAST-RESORT ACTION TO TAKE,
BECAUSE MANY FACTORS CAN AFFECT YOUR DECISION. POSSIBLE ACTIONS
INCLUDE, IMMEDIATELY GET INTO A VEHICLE, BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT AND
TRY TO DRIVE TO THE CLOSEST STURDY SHELTER. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS HIT
BY FLYING DEBRIS WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING, PULL OVER AND PARK AND COVER
YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR OTHER CUSHION IF
POSSIBLE. LIE IN AN AREA NOTICEABLY LOWER THAN THE LEVEL OF THE
ROADWAY AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR
OTHER CUSHION IF POSSIBLE. DO NOT GET UNDER AN OVERPASS OR BRIDGE.
YOU ARE SAFER IN A LOW, FLAT LOCATION. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO
IN URBAN OR CONGESTED AREAS IN A CAR OR TRUCK. INSTEAD, LEAVE THE
VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY FOR SAFE SHELTER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS A WEB SITE
DEVOTED TO TORNADO PREPAREDNESS TIPS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.  ALL
SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THIS WEB
SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN PREPARE A TORNADO SAFETY PLAN
FOR THEIR SCHOOL.  THAT WEB SITE IS
HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FAQ/TORNADO/SCHOOL.HTML.

WHILE HAIL AND STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS GENERALLY DO NOT GARNER THE SAME
ATTENTION OR RESPECT AS TORNADOES, THEY CAN BE JUST AS DEADLY! HAIL
CAN EXCEED THE SIZE OF SOFTBALLS AND FALL AT SPEEDS OF OVER 100 MPH,
SERIOUSLY INJURING OR KILLING ANYONE IN ITS PATH. STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES ONTO CARS, HOUSES, AND POWER LINES. MANY
DEATHS FROM STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE THE RESULT OF TREES FALLING ONTO
THE PERSON, WHETHER THEY ARE OUTSIDE, IN THEIR HOUSE, OR DRIVING IN
THEIR CAR. STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS CAN EVEN DESTROY
BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY MOBILE HOMES AND MANUFACTURED HOMES.

WHEN DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS OR LARGE HAIL IS
EXPECTED, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNING.  WHEN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED
FOR YOUR AREA, OR WHEN THREATENING THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH YOUR AREA,
YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  TO STAY SAFE DURING HIGH
WINDS, THE SAME SAFETY RULES THAT ARE USED FOR TORNADOES ALSO APPLY
DURING STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS, NAMELY, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IN
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING OR
SHELTER, GET AWAY FROM WINDOWS, AND GET DOWN LOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
FROM POSSIBLE FLYING DEBRIS AND FALLING TREES.  DURING LARGE HAIL
SITUATIONS, YOU SHOULD MOVE INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WIND-
BLOWN HAIL CAN SHATTER WINDOWS.  IF YOU ARE DRIVING DURING A LARGE
HAIL EPISODE, PULL OVER INTO A PARKING LOT OR GAS STATION AND USE
BLANKETS OR COATS TO COVER YOURSELF IN CASE THE WINDSHIELD SHATTERS
AND HAIL ENTERS THE VEHICLE.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.





000
NOUS42 KRAH 041432
PNSRAH

- KRDU 271544
WRKWED

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPIC:  STAYING SAFE WHEN HIGH WINDS, HAIL, AND
TORNADOES STRIKE.

WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, OR IF YOU SEE A TORNADO
APPROACHING, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  MOST INJURIES
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WINDS ARE FROM FLYING DEBRIS, SO REMEMBER TO
PROTECT YOUR HEAD.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SAFETY TIPS FOR SEEKING
SHELTER DURING HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE IN A STRUCTURE SUCH AS A RESIDENCE, SMALL BUILDING,
SCHOOL, NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, FACTORY, SHOPPING CENTER, OR HIGH-
RISE BUILDING, YOU SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING. GO TO A PRE-DESIGNATED
AREA SUCH AS A SAFE ROOM, BASEMENT, STORM CELLAR, OR THE LOWEST
BUILDING LEVEL. IF THERE IS NO BASEMENT, GO TO THE CENTER OF A SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL (SUCH AS A CLOSET, BATHROOM, OR
INTERIOR HALLWAY) AWAY FROM CORNERS, WINDOWS, DOORS, AND OUTSIDE
WALLS. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE.
GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE AND USE YOUR ARMS TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND
NECK. IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE IN A MANUFACTURED HOME OR OFFICE, YOU SHOULD GET OUT
IMMEDIATELY AND GO TO A PRE-IDENTIFIED LOCATION SUCH AS THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY, NEARBY BUILDING OR A STORM SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES,
EVEN IF TIED DOWN, OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WITH NO SHELTER AVAILABLE, THERE IS NO SINGLE
RESEARCH-BASED RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT LAST-RESORT ACTION TO TAKE,
BECAUSE MANY FACTORS CAN AFFECT YOUR DECISION. POSSIBLE ACTIONS
INCLUDE, IMMEDIATELY GET INTO A VEHICLE, BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT AND
TRY TO DRIVE TO THE CLOSEST STURDY SHELTER. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS HIT
BY FLYING DEBRIS WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING, PULL OVER AND PARK AND COVER
YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR OTHER CUSHION IF
POSSIBLE. LIE IN AN AREA NOTICEABLY LOWER THAN THE LEVEL OF THE
ROADWAY AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS AND A BLANKET, COAT OR
OTHER CUSHION IF POSSIBLE. DO NOT GET UNDER AN OVERPASS OR BRIDGE.
YOU ARE SAFER IN A LOW, FLAT LOCATION. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO
IN URBAN OR CONGESTED AREAS IN A CAR OR TRUCK. INSTEAD, LEAVE THE
VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY FOR SAFE SHELTER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS A WEB SITE
DEVOTED TO TORNADO PREPAREDNESS TIPS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.  ALL
SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THIS WEB
SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN PREPARE A TORNADO SAFETY PLAN
FOR THEIR SCHOOL.  THAT WEB SITE IS
HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FAQ/TORNADO/SCHOOL.HTML.

WHILE HAIL AND STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS GENERALLY DO NOT GARNER THE SAME
ATTENTION OR RESPECT AS TORNADOES, THEY CAN BE JUST AS DEADLY! HAIL
CAN EXCEED THE SIZE OF SOFTBALLS AND FALL AT SPEEDS OF OVER 100 MPH,
SERIOUSLY INJURING OR KILLING ANYONE IN ITS PATH. STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES ONTO CARS, HOUSES, AND POWER LINES. MANY
DEATHS FROM STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE THE RESULT OF TREES FALLING ONTO
THE PERSON, WHETHER THEY ARE OUTSIDE, IN THEIR HOUSE, OR DRIVING IN
THEIR CAR. STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS CAN EVEN DESTROY
BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY MOBILE HOMES AND MANUFACTURED HOMES.

WHEN DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS OR LARGE HAIL IS
EXPECTED, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNING.  WHEN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED
FOR YOUR AREA, OR WHEN THREATENING THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH YOUR AREA,
YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!  TO STAY SAFE DURING HIGH
WINDS, THE SAME SAFETY RULES THAT ARE USED FOR TORNADOES ALSO APPLY
DURING STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENTS, NAMELY, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IN
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING OR
SHELTER, GET AWAY FROM WINDOWS, AND GET DOWN LOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
FROM POSSIBLE FLYING DEBRIS AND FALLING TREES.  DURING LARGE HAIL
SITUATIONS, YOU SHOULD MOVE INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WIND-
BLOWN HAIL CAN SHATTER WINDOWS.  IF YOU ARE DRIVING DURING A LARGE
HAIL EPISODE, PULL OVER INTO A PARKING LOT OR GAS STATION AND USE
BLANKETS OR COATS TO COVER YOURSELF IN CASE THE WINDSHIELD SHATTERS
AND HAIL ENTERS THE VEHICLE.

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, THATS READYNC.ORG.




000
NOUS42 KRAH 041106
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
600 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL OCCUR TODAY AT 9:30 AM
EST...

AS A PART OF NORTH CAROLINA`S SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...TODAY
AT 9:30 AM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH
LOCAL BROADCASTERS WILL CONDUCT THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL
IN THE FORM OF A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST ON ALL NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND
PUBLIC ALERT SYSTEMS. THE ALARM TEST WILL ACTIVATE THE STATE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND BE CARRIED BY LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTERS.
THIS WILL ALLOW SCHOOLS...BUSINESS...AND RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO DRILLS AND SAFETY PLANS. EVERY SCHOOL...
BUSINESS...AND FAMILY ACROSS THE STATE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

THERE ARE A COUPLE IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT TODAY`S
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

FIRST...THE DRILL WILL BE BROADCAST ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM VIA THE REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST.  THERE WILL
NOT BE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING ISSUED.

THIS DRILL AND MONTHLY TEST WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE USUAL WEEKLY
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALERT TEST.  THAT IS...THERE WILL NOT BE A WEEKLY
RADIO TEST DONE BETWEEN 11 AM AND NOON TODAY.

MOST NOAA WEATHER RADIO RECEIVERS DO NOT SOUND AN AUDIBLE ALERT FOR
THE MONTHLY TEST PRODUCT...BUT INSTEAD...MAY HAVE A BLINKING LIGHT
ON THE DISPLAY TO INDICATE THAT A MONTHLY TEST WAS RECEIVED.  AS
SUCH...WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST FOR THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS
INITIATED AT 9:30 AM EST THIS MORNING...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT
YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO WILL NOT SOUND AN ALARM.

SINCE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO MAY NOT SOUND AN ALARM AT THE TIME THE
DRILL IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD MANUALLY TURN ON YOUR NOAA WEATHER
RADIO RECEIVER FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE DRILL...AND
SIMPLY LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BROADCAST TO HEAR WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST
IS ISSUED...AND THAT WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE STATEWIDE
TORNADO DRILL.  OR...YOU CAN SIMPLY PLAN TO START THE TORNADO DRILL
ON YOUR OWN AT 9:30 AM.

FINALLY...THERE WILL BE NO FOLLOW-UP STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NWS TO
MARK THE END OF THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.   IT WILL SIMPLY BE
OVER WHEN YOUR SCHOOL...BUSINESS...ORGANIZATION...OR FAMILY FEELS
THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATELY PRACTICED YOUR TORNADO SHELTER PROCEDURES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL...AND NORTH
CAROLINAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES...PLEASE VISIT THE
FOLLOWING WEB SITE:  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RAH/2015NCSWPW.

$$




000
NOUS42 KRAH 041106
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
600 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL OCCUR TODAY AT 9:30 AM
EST...

AS A PART OF NORTH CAROLINA`S SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...TODAY
AT 9:30 AM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH
LOCAL BROADCASTERS WILL CONDUCT THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL
IN THE FORM OF A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST ON ALL NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND
PUBLIC ALERT SYSTEMS. THE ALARM TEST WILL ACTIVATE THE STATE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND BE CARRIED BY LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTERS.
THIS WILL ALLOW SCHOOLS...BUSINESS...AND RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO DRILLS AND SAFETY PLANS. EVERY SCHOOL...
BUSINESS...AND FAMILY ACROSS THE STATE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

THERE ARE A COUPLE IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT TODAY`S
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

FIRST...THE DRILL WILL BE BROADCAST ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM VIA THE REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST.  THERE WILL
NOT BE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING ISSUED.

THIS DRILL AND MONTHLY TEST WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE USUAL WEEKLY
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALERT TEST.  THAT IS...THERE WILL NOT BE A WEEKLY
RADIO TEST DONE BETWEEN 11 AM AND NOON TODAY.

MOST NOAA WEATHER RADIO RECEIVERS DO NOT SOUND AN AUDIBLE ALERT FOR
THE MONTHLY TEST PRODUCT...BUT INSTEAD...MAY HAVE A BLINKING LIGHT
ON THE DISPLAY TO INDICATE THAT A MONTHLY TEST WAS RECEIVED.  AS
SUCH...WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST FOR THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS
INITIATED AT 9:30 AM EST THIS MORNING...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT
YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO WILL NOT SOUND AN ALARM.

SINCE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO MAY NOT SOUND AN ALARM AT THE TIME THE
DRILL IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD MANUALLY TURN ON YOUR NOAA WEATHER
RADIO RECEIVER FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE DRILL...AND
SIMPLY LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BROADCAST TO HEAR WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST
IS ISSUED...AND THAT WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE STATEWIDE
TORNADO DRILL.  OR...YOU CAN SIMPLY PLAN TO START THE TORNADO DRILL
ON YOUR OWN AT 9:30 AM.

FINALLY...THERE WILL BE NO FOLLOW-UP STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NWS TO
MARK THE END OF THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.   IT WILL SIMPLY BE
OVER WHEN YOUR SCHOOL...BUSINESS...ORGANIZATION...OR FAMILY FEELS
THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATELY PRACTICED YOUR TORNADO SHELTER PROCEDURES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL...AND NORTH
CAROLINAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES...PLEASE VISIT THE
FOLLOWING WEB SITE:  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RAH/2015NCSWPW.

$$





000
NOUS42 KRAH 041106
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
600 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL OCCUR TODAY AT 9:30 AM
EST...

AS A PART OF NORTH CAROLINA`S SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...TODAY
AT 9:30 AM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH
LOCAL BROADCASTERS WILL CONDUCT THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL
IN THE FORM OF A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST ON ALL NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND
PUBLIC ALERT SYSTEMS. THE ALARM TEST WILL ACTIVATE THE STATE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND BE CARRIED BY LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTERS.
THIS WILL ALLOW SCHOOLS...BUSINESS...AND RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO DRILLS AND SAFETY PLANS. EVERY SCHOOL...
BUSINESS...AND FAMILY ACROSS THE STATE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

THERE ARE A COUPLE IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT TODAY`S
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

FIRST...THE DRILL WILL BE BROADCAST ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM VIA THE REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST.  THERE WILL
NOT BE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING ISSUED.

THIS DRILL AND MONTHLY TEST WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE USUAL WEEKLY
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALERT TEST.  THAT IS...THERE WILL NOT BE A WEEKLY
RADIO TEST DONE BETWEEN 11 AM AND NOON TODAY.

MOST NOAA WEATHER RADIO RECEIVERS DO NOT SOUND AN AUDIBLE ALERT FOR
THE MONTHLY TEST PRODUCT...BUT INSTEAD...MAY HAVE A BLINKING LIGHT
ON THE DISPLAY TO INDICATE THAT A MONTHLY TEST WAS RECEIVED.  AS
SUCH...WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST FOR THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS
INITIATED AT 9:30 AM EST THIS MORNING...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT
YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO WILL NOT SOUND AN ALARM.

SINCE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO MAY NOT SOUND AN ALARM AT THE TIME THE
DRILL IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD MANUALLY TURN ON YOUR NOAA WEATHER
RADIO RECEIVER FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE DRILL...AND
SIMPLY LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BROADCAST TO HEAR WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST
IS ISSUED...AND THAT WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE STATEWIDE
TORNADO DRILL.  OR...YOU CAN SIMPLY PLAN TO START THE TORNADO DRILL
ON YOUR OWN AT 9:30 AM.

FINALLY...THERE WILL BE NO FOLLOW-UP STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NWS TO
MARK THE END OF THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.   IT WILL SIMPLY BE
OVER WHEN YOUR SCHOOL...BUSINESS...ORGANIZATION...OR FAMILY FEELS
THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATELY PRACTICED YOUR TORNADO SHELTER PROCEDURES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL...AND NORTH
CAROLINAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES...PLEASE VISIT THE
FOLLOWING WEB SITE:  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RAH/2015NCSWPW.

$$




000
NOUS42 KRAH 041106
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
600 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL OCCUR TODAY AT 9:30 AM
EST...

AS A PART OF NORTH CAROLINA`S SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...TODAY
AT 9:30 AM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH
LOCAL BROADCASTERS WILL CONDUCT THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL
IN THE FORM OF A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST ON ALL NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND
PUBLIC ALERT SYSTEMS. THE ALARM TEST WILL ACTIVATE THE STATE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND BE CARRIED BY LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTERS.
THIS WILL ALLOW SCHOOLS...BUSINESS...AND RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO DRILLS AND SAFETY PLANS. EVERY SCHOOL...
BUSINESS...AND FAMILY ACROSS THE STATE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

THERE ARE A COUPLE IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT TODAY`S
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.

FIRST...THE DRILL WILL BE BROADCAST ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM VIA THE REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST.  THERE WILL
NOT BE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING ISSUED.

THIS DRILL AND MONTHLY TEST WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE USUAL WEEKLY
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALERT TEST.  THAT IS...THERE WILL NOT BE A WEEKLY
RADIO TEST DONE BETWEEN 11 AM AND NOON TODAY.

MOST NOAA WEATHER RADIO RECEIVERS DO NOT SOUND AN AUDIBLE ALERT FOR
THE MONTHLY TEST PRODUCT...BUT INSTEAD...MAY HAVE A BLINKING LIGHT
ON THE DISPLAY TO INDICATE THAT A MONTHLY TEST WAS RECEIVED.  AS
SUCH...WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST FOR THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS
INITIATED AT 9:30 AM EST THIS MORNING...THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT
YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO WILL NOT SOUND AN ALARM.

SINCE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO MAY NOT SOUND AN ALARM AT THE TIME THE
DRILL IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD MANUALLY TURN ON YOUR NOAA WEATHER
RADIO RECEIVER FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE DRILL...AND
SIMPLY LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BROADCAST TO HEAR WHEN THE MONTHLY TEST
IS ISSUED...AND THAT WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE STATEWIDE
TORNADO DRILL.  OR...YOU CAN SIMPLY PLAN TO START THE TORNADO DRILL
ON YOUR OWN AT 9:30 AM.

FINALLY...THERE WILL BE NO FOLLOW-UP STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NWS TO
MARK THE END OF THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL.   IT WILL SIMPLY BE
OVER WHEN YOUR SCHOOL...BUSINESS...ORGANIZATION...OR FAMILY FEELS
THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATELY PRACTICED YOUR TORNADO SHELTER PROCEDURES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL...AND NORTH
CAROLINAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES...PLEASE VISIT THE
FOLLOWING WEB SITE:  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RAH/2015NCSWPW.

$$





000
NOUS42 KRAH 031111
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPICS IS WAYS TO RECEIVE SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS, AND
INFORMATION ABOUT TOMORROWS 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 (NWR):  NWR 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 (WEA):  WITH WEA, 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, ANY ACTION YOU SHOULD TAKE. WEA MESSAGES INCLUDE A SPECIAL
TONE AND VIBRATION.  IF YOU RECEIVE A WEA 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 (EAS) AND YOUR FAVORITE TV AND RADIO
STATIONS:  EAS IS THE MESSAGE DISSEMINATION PATHWAY THAT SENDS
WARNINGS VIA BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELLITE, AND WIRELINE SERVICES. EAS
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, ITS 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.
ITS 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 SERVICES
SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE AT
HTTP://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, THATS READYNC.ORG.




000
NOUS42 KRAH 031111
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPICS IS WAYS TO RECEIVE SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS, AND
INFORMATION ABOUT TOMORROWS 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 (NWR):  NWR 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 (WEA):  WITH WEA, 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, ANY ACTION YOU SHOULD TAKE. WEA MESSAGES INCLUDE A SPECIAL
TONE AND VIBRATION.  IF YOU RECEIVE A WEA 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 (EAS) AND YOUR FAVORITE TV AND RADIO
STATIONS:  EAS IS THE MESSAGE DISSEMINATION PATHWAY THAT SENDS
WARNINGS VIA BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELLITE, AND WIRELINE SERVICES. EAS
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, ITS 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.
ITS 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 SERVICES
SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE AT
HTTP://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, THATS READYNC.ORG.





000
NOUS42 KRAH 031111
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPICS IS WAYS TO RECEIVE SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS, AND
INFORMATION ABOUT TOMORROWS 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 (NWR):  NWR 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 (WEA):  WITH WEA, 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, ANY ACTION YOU SHOULD TAKE. WEA MESSAGES INCLUDE A SPECIAL
TONE AND VIBRATION.  IF YOU RECEIVE A WEA 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 (EAS) AND YOUR FAVORITE TV AND RADIO
STATIONS:  EAS IS THE MESSAGE DISSEMINATION PATHWAY THAT SENDS
WARNINGS VIA BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELLITE, AND WIRELINE SERVICES. EAS
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, ITS 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.
ITS 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 SERVICES
SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE AT
HTTP://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, THATS READYNC.ORG.





000
NOUS42 KRAH 031111
PNSRAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA IS MARCH 1-7,
2015. TODAYS TOPICS IS WAYS TO RECEIVE SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS, AND
INFORMATION ABOUT TOMORROWS 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 (NWR):  NWR 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 (WEA):  WITH WEA, 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, ANY ACTION YOU SHOULD TAKE. WEA MESSAGES INCLUDE A SPECIAL
TONE AND VIBRATION.  IF YOU RECEIVE A WEA 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 (EAS) AND YOUR FAVORITE TV AND RADIO
STATIONS:  EAS IS THE MESSAGE DISSEMINATION PATHWAY THAT SENDS
WARNINGS VIA BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELLITE, AND WIRELINE SERVICES. EAS
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, ITS 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.
ITS 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 SERVICES
SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE AT
HTTP://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, THATS READYNC.ORG.




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