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NOUS42 KTBW 161500  
PNSTBW  
FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-  
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-170300-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
1000 AM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
...THE FOLLOWING IS A TEST TORNADO WARNING AS PART OF THE TORNADO  
DRILL FOR FLORIDAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...  
 
* TEST...TEST...TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL AND  
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. THERE IS NO SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRING AT THIS  
TIME. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.  
 
* AT 1000 AM EST, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS  
ISSUED A TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN WEST  
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...  
 
LEVY, CITRUS, HERNANDO, SUMTER, PASCO, PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH, POLK,  
MANATEE, SARASOTA, HARDEE, DESOTO, HIGHLANDS, CHARLOTTE, AND LEE  
COUNTIES.  
 
IF THIS WERE AN ACTUAL TORNADO WARNING, INFORMATION ON THE  
LOCATION OF THE TORNADO, ITS DIRECTION AND SPEED OF MOVEMENT WOULD  
BE INCLUDED.  
 
PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO PRACTICE YOUR ROUTINE TORNADO SHELTERING  
PLAN TO ENSURE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THE FUTURE WHEN A REAL  
TORNADO WARNING ISSUED. ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR TORNADO  
SHELTERING PLAN, YOU MAY CONSIDER THIS DRILL COMPLETE.  
 
TO REPEAT...THIS IS A TEST TORNADO WARNING AS PART OF THE STATEWIDE  
TORNADO DRILL DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK. TO LEARN MORE  
ABOUT HOW TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY ALERTS IN YOUR FLORIDA COMMUNITY,  
VISIT ALERTFLORIDA.COM. FOR LOCAL WEATHER INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT  
WEATHER.GOV/TAMPA.  
 

 
 
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