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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1040 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:

DERRICK WEITLICH...NOAA WEATHER RADIO PROGRAM LEADER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE MELBOURNE FL
321-255-0212
DERRICK.WEITLICH@NOAA.GOV

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WEITLICH


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