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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL  
1020 AM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
..THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN FLORIDA
 
   
..TODAY'S WEATHER HAZARDS ARE THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES
 
 
ALTHOUGH ALL THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DEADLY LIGHTNING, SEVERE  
THUNDERSTORMS WARNINGS ARE ONLY ISSUED FOR STORMS THAT ARE CAPABLE  
OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. HAIL THAT IS QUARTER  
SIZE IN DIAMETER OR LARGER IS DEFINED AS HAIL COMING FROM A SEVERE  
THUNDERSTORM. HAIL CAN CAUSE EXTREME DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY TO  
AGRICULTURE AND EXPOSED PROPERTY. SEVERE STRENGTH THUNDERSTORM  
WINDS AROUND 60 MPH AND HIGHER CAN CAUSE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO  
STRUCTURES, TREES AND POWER LINES. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM ALSO HAS  
THE CAPABILITY OF PRODUCING A TORNADO.  
 
IF A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OR TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR  
YOUR LOCATION, IT MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE  
THUNDERSTORMS OR TORNADOES TO DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO WARNING IS  
ISSUED, THEN A TORNADO HAS EITHER BEEN INDICATED BY RADAR OR HAS  
BEEN SPOTTED. TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING ON  
THE LOWEST FLOOR. GO INTO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM AWAY FROM  
WINDOWS. CROUCH DOWN AND COVER YOUR HEAD. IF YOU ARE IN A VEHICLE,  
LEAVE THE CAR AND TRY TO SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY BUILDING. IF  
YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE, LIE FLAT IN A DEPRESSION OR CULVERT AND  
COVER YOU HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO!  
 
IF A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION,  
SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU  
LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME, DESIGNATE A SAFE SHELTER WITHIN YOUR  
COMMUNITY WHERE YOU MAY RETREAT IF A TORNADO OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM  
IS APPROACHING YOUR AREA. A MOBILE HOME IS NEVER SAFE DURING  
SEVERE WEATHER.  
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JAX.  
 

 
 
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