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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
933 AM EDT THU APR 16 2015

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

PRACTICE/DEMONSTRATION NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE
SCHEDULED FOR DISTRIBUTION BY THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICE ON TUESDAY APRIL 21 2015 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 TUESDAY APRIL 21 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

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 TUESDAY APRIL 21 2015 AND 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:

AL SANDRIK...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE JACKSONVILLE FL
(9 0 4 7 4 1 4 3 7 0 EXTENSION 2 2 3)
A L . S A N D R I K @ N O A A . G O V (NO SPACES)

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SANDRIK


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