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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
1031 AM MDT WED MAR 25 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

2015 SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK FOR NEBRASKA

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY AND MARKS THE THIRD DAY OF SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK FOR THE STATE OF NEBRASKA, WHICH CONTINUES THROUGH
FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH. SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK PROVIDES THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST COMMUNICATION
SYSTEMS AND TO GET POTENTIALLY LIFESAVING INFORMATION OUT TO THE
PUBLIC. NOW IS THE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO REVIEW THEIR SAFETY PLANS
AND BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. THE TOPIC FOR TODAY IS
TORNADOES.

2014 WAS A QUIET YEAR FOR TORNADOES. AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
EAST OF KILPATRICK LAKE IN BOX BUTTE COUNTY ON MAY 14TH. ON MAY
20TH, AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR SOUTH MORRILL IN SCOTTS
BLUFF COUNTY, AND A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED NORTHEAST OF
SCOTTSBLUFF. AN EF0 TORNADO WAS ALSO REPORTED ON JUNE 6TH IN
KIMBALL COUNTY. NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR INJURIES WERE REPORTED ON
THESE DATES.

REMEMBER THAT IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED, OR YOU SEE A
TORNADO APPROACHING, YOU NEED TO SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.
TORNADOES CAN SOMETIMES STRIKE WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING, SO IT IS
IMPORTANT NOT TO WASTE TIME WHEN SEEKING SHELTER.

WHEN TAKING COVER, A BASEMENT OR UNDERGROUND SHELTER IS YOUR BEST
OPTION. IF POSSIBLE, GET UNDER SOMETHING STURDY LIKE A TABLE OR
WORK BENCH. IF AN UNDERGROUND SHELTER IS NOT AVAILABLE, TAKE COVER
NEAR THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE ON THE LOWEST FLOOR, IN A CLOSET OR A
BATHROOM. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. COVER UP WITH BLANKETS OR
PILLOWS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

IF INSIDE A VEHICLE, MOBILE HOME, OR IN OPEN COUNTRY, LEAVE
IMMEDIATELY AND GET TO THE NEAREST REINFORCED SHELTER. IF NONE IS
AVAILABLE, LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW LYING AREA
AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS.

WHEN INSIDE SCHOOLS, MALLS, HOSPITALS, OR OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS,
MOVE QUICKLY TO THE DESIGNATED SHELTER. ALWAYS STAY INDOORS, AND
GO TO INTERIOR HALLWAYS OR SMALL ROOMS ON THE LOWEST FLOOR
POSSIBLE FOR PROTECTION. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. DO NOT STAY IN
LARGE ROOMS SUCH AS AUDITORIUMS OR GYMNASIUMS, AS ROOMS WITH LARGE
FREE SPAN ROOFS ARE VULNERABLE TO TORNADIC WINDS.

ANYTIME THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER EXISTS, STAY UPDATED ON THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION BY GOING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV, OR BY TUNING IN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS, OR YOUR LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO
STATION. MAKE SURE TO WATCH FOR SIGNS FOR APPROACHING STORMS, SUCH
AS DARKENING SKIES, INCREASING WINDS, FLASHES OF LIGHTNING, AND
THUNDER.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CAN BE FOUND
AT: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CHEYENNE.

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