Annual KET Severe Weather Call-in Show Feb 17

Have a Severe Weather Question? Call it into KET Monday evening!

On Monday, Feb 17 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern (9 pm Central), Kentucky Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee will team up with Kentucky Educational Television to host the KET Show, Severe Weather – Staying Safe!

The show is part of the Commonwealth’s efforts to highlight Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky, which is March 2 through 8.

Show host Bill Goodman will lead discussion among a group of weather and preparedness experts regarding severe weather, historic weather events and weather safety tips. Goodman will also take viewers’ weather-related questions for panelists to answer on the air.

The panelists are Charles O’Neal, Deputy Director of Kentucky Emergency Management; John Gordon, National Weather Service Louisville Office Meteorologist in Charge; Jon Akers, Executive Director Kentucky Center for School Safety; and Chris Allen, Weather Director at WBKO Bowling Green, KY.

Discussion will recap this winter’s arctic cold, the Feb. 29 and March 2 tornadoes of 2012, and historic weather events such as the 2009 ice storm and the 2010 floods.

Viewers who call in will be asked to take part in a short survey to help officials better inform and alert the public regarding severe weather.  Five Midland Corp. weather alert radios will be awarded to callers whose names are drawn at random.

As part of the Kentucky Severe Weather Awareness Week, a statewide Tornado Drill will take place March 4 at approximately 10:07 a.m. EST (9:07 CST).  This test will activate NOAA Weather Radios and broadcast media. Schools, businesses, government agencies and citizens across the Commonwealth are encouraged to participate in the annual Statewide Tornado Safety Drill.

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