Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 16th through 22nd, 2014
as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct two (2) statewide tests of communication systems during the Indiana Statewide Tornado Drill.
Important - while the drill will be sent using live TOR EAS coding (Tornado Warning), it is only a test, and will be postponed to Friday, March 21st if weather conditions warrant.
The goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone be prepared when severe weather occurs. Each day will focus on a different topic:
For more information about a warning enhancement (Impact Based Warnings) we'll be participating in again this year, please see the Impact Based Warning page.
What should you do at each step as severe weather threatens - outlook (hours to days in advance), watch (minutes to hours in advance), warning (event is threatening now). Think READY (outlook), SET (watch), GO (warning/advisory)!
Severe Weather Prepareness (click image for pdf)
This is also National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Click the "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" barriers below to learn more.
As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation with our partners and the public, a new initiative has been launched. The Weather Ready Nation Ambassador is your opportunity to help save lives right where you live, work and play. Click the image below for more information on the WRN Ambassador Initiative.
Last Updated: March 13, 2014