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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
850 AM EDT WED APR 19 2017  
 
...THE STATE OF MICHIGAN WILL CONDUCT A LIVE TEST TORNADO WARNING  
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19TH...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL USE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS  
TO CONDUCT A STATEWIDE LIVE TEST TORNADO DRILL ON WEDNESDAY APRIL  
19TH. AT 100 PM EDT, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL USE A LIVE  
TORNADO WARNING CODE ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS TO SIMULATE  
AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING. IF SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS, THE BACKUP  
DATE FOR THE STATEWIDE LIVE TEST TORNADO DRILL WILL BE MOVED TO  
THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH AT 100 PM EDT.  
 
THESE TESTS WILL COVER ALL COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN AND WILL ORIGINATE  
FROM THE NWS OFFICES AT GRAND RAPIDS... GAYLORD... MARQUETTE...  
DETROIT/PONTIAC... AND NORTHERN INDIANA. PERSONS ARE URGED TO  
PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO SAFETY MEASURES DURING THE DRILL.  
 
TO ALL MEDIA IN THE STATE, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE MESSAGES AND TAKE  
APPROPRIATE ACTIONS AS NECESSARY. THE MESSAGE WILL BE SENT OUT ON  
NOAA WEATHER RADIO E A S ENCODING UNITS USING A LIVE TORNADO WARNING  
CODE (T O R) AND WILL ACTIVATE E A S.  
 
TO OUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO LISTENERS, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE NOAA  
WEATHER RADIO ALARM TONE WILL BE ACTIVATED ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 19TH  
AT 100 PM FOR THE LIVE TORNADO WARNING CODE (TOR SAME CODE). THE  
100 PM EDT STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL WILL REPLACE THE NORMAL  
SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST (R W T SAME CODE).  
 
THE STATEWIDE LIVE TEST TORNADO WARNING IS BEING CONDUCTED IN  
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN... MICHIGAN STATE POLICE  
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION... MICHIGAN  
ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS...LOCAL AND STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...  
MICHIGAN COMMITTEE FOR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS... AND THE AMERICAN  
RED CROSS.  
 
COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK OF THE STATEWIDE LIVE TORNADO DRILL CAN BE  
SUBMITTED ON THE MICHIGAN COMMITTEE FOR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS  
WEBSITE, WWW.MCSWA.COM  
 
THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS BEING CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH  
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, APRIL 16TH TO APRIL 22ND.  
 

 
 
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