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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
900 AM CDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
..FALL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK SUMMARY
 
 
DURING THE COURSE OF THE WEEK WE HAVE DISCUSSED SEVERAL IMPORTANT  
PREPAREDNESS MEASURES TO ENSURE YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES REMAIN SAFE  
DURING SEVERE WEATHER. THESE INCLUDE STAYING INFORMED, HAVING A  
PLAN, AND HAVING A KIT CONTAINING THINGS TO HELP YOU MAKE IT THROUGH  
A TORNADO OR OTHER DISASTER.  
 
STAYING INFORMED INVOLVES NOT ONLY MONITORING THE WEATHER FOR YOUR  
OVERALL PLANNING OF ACTIVITIES, BUT ALSO HAVING A MEANS TO BE  
ALERTED SHOULD A TORNADO OR OTHER SEVERE WEATHER WARNING BE ISSUED.  
THIS INCLUDES HAVING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND AT LEAST ONE BACKUP  
MEANS TO RECEIVE WARNINGS SUCH AS VIA MOBILE PHONE ALERTS. THIS IS  
ESPECIALLY CRITICAL FOR NIGHTTIME TORNADOES WHICH ARE AT LEAST TWICE  
AS LIKELY TO CAUSE FATALITIES AS DAYTIME TORNADOES. IN ADDITION  
FLASH FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS AT NIGHT. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO  
"TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN."  
 
YOUR SEVERE WEATHER PLAN SHOULD INCLUDE CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF WHERE  
YOU ARE GOING TO SHELTER AND SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE A FAMILY  
COMMUNICATION PLAN TO ADDRESS THINGS LIKE WHERE YOUR FAMILY WOULD  
MEET AWAY FROM YOUR HOME IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, ESPECIALLY IF  
COMMUNICATION IS NOT POSSIBLE.  
 
YOUR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT SHOULD INCLUDE ENOUGH WATER, FOOD AND  
SUPPLIES TO LAST YOU FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS. IT SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE  
ANYTHING ELSE NEEDED DUE TO THE LOSS OF THE BASIC SERVICES OF  
ELECTRICITY, GAS, WATER AND PHONE. FOR MORE DETAILS SEE  
HTTP://WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT  
 
SO BE PREPARED FOR THIS FALL SEVERE WEATHER SEASON, AND BEYOND.  
WHILE THE FREQUENCY OF THE THREAT OF TORNADOES DOES DECREASE IN THE  
WINTER SEASON, TORNADOES CAN AND DO OCCUR EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR IN  
OUR REGION SO BE PREPARED! ADDITIONAL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS  
INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:  
 
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SAFETY  
 
HTTP://READY.GOV  
 

 
 
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