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    When explosions from the sun's outer atmosphere threaten Earth, forecasters at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center let vulnerable industries know what to expect. 

    View this 5 minute Space Weather Video - NOAA: What happens at the sun doesn't stay at the sun.  


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    NWS Quad Cities Special Event Preparedness Planning Guide Last updated November 7, 2013 (34 pages; 815K pdf) - NEW!
    NWS Quad Cities Hospital & Care Facility Preparedness Guide Last updated October 2013 (33 pages; 1.6M pdf) - NEW! 
    NWS Quad Cities School Preparedness Guide Last updated October 2013 (36 pages; 2M pdf) 

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