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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
610 AM CST SUN FEB 26 2017  
   
..ARKANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK BEGINS TODAY
 
 
SPRING IS THE SEASON WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS MOST LIKELY TO STRIKE.  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN FORM IN A MATTER OF MINUTES BRINGING LARGE  
HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS, DANGEROUS TORNADOES, AND DEADLY LIGHTNING.  
THESE STORMS CAN ALSO PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAIN DROPPING SEVERAL  
INCHES IN THE SPAN OF AN HOUR RESULTING IN DEADLY FLASH FLOODING.  
 
THE ARKANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS THE TIME TO TALK WITH  
THE PUBLIC ABOUT HOW WE CAN PREPARE FOR THESE SEVERE WEATHER RISKS.  
THIS INCLUDES HAVING AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN AT HOME, SCHOOL, AND  
THE OFFICE. AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PLAN IS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE  
UNDERSTANDS IT AND IS READY TO PUT IT INTO ACTION WHEN NECESSARY.  
 
DURING THE ARKANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE WILL REVIEW THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF SEVERE  
WEATHER AND HIGHLIGHT SAFETY RULES. SPECIAL PUBLIC INFORMATION  
STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED EACH DAY AS INDICATED BY THE FOLLOWING  
LIST. NEWSPAPERS AND SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS CAN HELP TO PROMOTE  
AWARENESS BY PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING THE SAFETY RULES. THE  
BROADCAST MEDIA CAN ALSO HELP TO GET THIS INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC.  
 
SUNDAY: INTRODUCTION TO THE ARKANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK  
MONDAY: SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS  
TUESDAY: FLASH FLOOD SAFETY  
WEDNESDAY: TORNADO SAFETY  
THURSDAY: LIGHTNING SAFETY  
FRIDAY: WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
SATURDAY: CREATING A WEATHER READY NATION  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT WOULD LIKE TO THANK  
EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING THE ARKANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS  
WEEK A SUCCESS.  
 

 
 
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