Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
600 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALONG WITH NEBRASKA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE
IOWA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY DIVISION HAVE DECLARED MARCH
23 THROUGH MARCH 27 AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK. EACH DAY DURING
THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
SEVERE WEATHER RELATED TOPIC. TODAY/S TOPIC IS:

TAKE ACTION

THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE BEAUTIFUL...BUT THEY CAN ALSO BE DEADLY.
THEY CAN PRODUCE LIGHTNING...DAMAGING WIND...HAIL...TORNADOES AND
FLOODING. ALL OF THESE CAN RESULT IN INJURY...DEATH...AND/OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE. KNOWING WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO IMPACT
YOUR AREA IS KEY TO STAYING SAFE. CHECK WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA
DAILY OR TUNE INTO YOUR LOCAL NEWS. IDENTIFY SAFE PLACES TO
SHELTER FROM A STORM THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY. IF YOU ARE AT HOME...WORK
OR SCHOOL...IDENTIFY LOCATIONS AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE...KNOW WHERE THE
NEAREST ENCLOSED BUILDING IS LOCATED AND GO THERE AT THE FIRST
SIGN OF A STORM. IF NO BUILDING IS AVAILABLE...THE NEXT BEST
OPTION IS TO GET INSIDE A CAR WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP. IF YOU
ARE DRIVING AND ENCOUNTER WATER COVERING THE ROADWAY...TURN
AROUND AND FIND ANOTHER ROUTE TO YOUR DESTINATION. BY
UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS POSED TO YOU BY THUNDERSTORMS YOU CAN TAKE
STEPS TO KEEP YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES SAFE. FOR SAFETY INFORMATION
VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/SEVEREWEATHER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BRIAN SMITH
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA
402-359-5166

CATHY ZAPOTOCNY
METEOROLOGIST/ASSISTANT WCM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA
402-359-5166


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