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NOUS44 KLZK 011403
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ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-282000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
600 AM CST SUN FEB 28 2016

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS BEGINS TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...IN COOPERATION WITH THE 
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...HAS PROCLAIMED
THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28TH THROUGH MARCH 5TH AS SEVERE WEATHER 
AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS.

CITIZENS ARE URGED TO USE THIS WEEK TO UNDERSTAND THE HAZARDS
OF SEVERE WEATHER...AND TO REVIEW THE SAFETY RULES WHICH THEY
CAN USE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WHEN SEVERE WEATHER OCCURS.

A PARTICULAR SUBJECT WILL BE DISCUSSED EACH DAY.

MONDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
TUESDAY...FLASH FLOODS
WEDNESDAY...TORNADOES
THURSDAY...LIGHTNING
FRIDAY...WATCHES AND WARNINGS

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IS ASKING PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT WHERE THEY WOULD GO
WHEN SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS. SO...IF A TORNADO WARNING WAS
ISSUED...PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR SAFETY WITHOUT
HESITATION.

IN GENERAL...THE SAFEST PLACE IS A BUILDING ON A PERMANENT
FOUNDATION ON THE LOWEST FLOOR IN AN INTERIOR ROOM. THE IDEA
IS TO PUT AS MANY WALLS BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE OUTDOORS.

TO PRACTICE GOING TO A PLACE OF SAFETY...A DRILL IS RECOMMENDED.
IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE DRILL TAKE PLACE WHEN THE NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALARM IS SOUNDED DURING THE ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST. THIS TEST
IS ON WEDNESDAY BETWEEN 11 AM AND NOON. IN THE EVENT OF
THREATENING WEATHER ON WEDNESDAY...THE TEST IS POSTPONED UNTIL
THE NEXT GOOD WEATHER DAY.

&&

FOR A LIST OF ALL THE TORNADOES AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN 2015...

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/IMAGES/LZK/PDF/STORMSOF2015.PDF

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