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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
900 AM CDT WED APR 22 2015

...HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE DEMONSTRATIONS...

PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE SCHEDULED FOR
DISTRIBUTION BY THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE FLORIDA
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 2015. THE
PURPOSE OF THESE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES ARE TO DEMONSTRATE
CAPABILITY TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE PUBLIC EMERGENCY MESSAGES USING INTEROPERABLE
SYSTEMS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ AND THE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. IN THE EVENT THE TESTS ARE POSTPONED...A
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED TO ANNOUNCE THE POSTPONEMENT.

ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 2015 THE NWS HAZCOLLECT SYSTEM WILL SEND THE
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCT FROM THE
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORLD
METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING:  WOUS42 KMLB AND AWIPS
IDENTIFIER: DMOMLB

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 2015 THE NWS HAZCOLLECT SYSTEM WILL SEND THE
PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCT FROM THE
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORLD
METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING:  WOUS42 KTAE AND AWIPS
IDENTIFIER: DMOFL

DETAILS OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES.

PLEASE PREPARE FOR TRANSMISSION OF PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES ON
WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 2015. THE TESTS WILL BE POSTPONED IF A CRITICAL WEATHER
DAY HAD BEEN DECLARED OR IF THERE IS THE FORECAST OR OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE
WEATHER OR IF THERE IS A NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY IN THE AREA THE DAYS OF THE
DEMONSTRATION. ALL PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION MESSAGES WILL BE SENT AS PRODUCT
CATEGORY DMO TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON USERS.

THE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGES WILL BROADCAST NOAA
WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING /SAME/ TONES FOR THE CATEGORY
DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. MOST WEATHER RADIO AND PUBLIC ALERT RECEIVERS ARE
DESIGNED NOT TO ALERT FOR THE DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. CHECK YOUR
RECEIVER/S USER MANUAL FOR DETAILS. THE TEXT AND BROADCAST MESSAGES WILL
CLEARLY INDICATE THAT THEY ARE A PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE. THE DMO
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING MESSAGE SHOULD BE RECEIVED AND NOTED IN STATION LOGS AT
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM STATIONS BUT SHOULD NOT BE BROADCAST OVER THE AIR.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE WITH
WMO HEADER WOUS42 KTAE...AWIPS IDENTIFIER DMOFL AND UNIVERSAL
GEOGRAPHIC CODE FLC000.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1100 AM EDT WED APR 22 2015

THIS IS PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FLORIDA DIVISION
OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TALLAHASSEE FL.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY EMERGENCY
MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE
IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE.

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END SAMPLE PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION TEST MESSAGE.

INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT
WEB SITE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT

NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY LOCAL...STATE OR
FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND AT THEIR REQUEST MAY BE RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN NON-WEATHER RELATED TEXT PRODUCTS...AND OVER NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND THE EAS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT
INITIATE NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES.  NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518
INCLUDES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS.  NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518
APPENDIX C DEFINES CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE
TYPE.  THE HAZCOLLECT SERVICE IS DESCRIBED IN NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1708.

NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 AND 10-1708 ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:

JASON BEAMAN...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE MOBILE AL
251-633-6443
JASON.BEAMAN@NOAA.GOV

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