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North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week
Mar 4th - Mar 10th, 2012
This week has been declared North Carolina's Severe Weather
Awareness Week for 2012. All week long the National Weather Service
will be issuing informative messages to help you prepare for severe
Each day will cover a different topic. Monday's topic will be
severe thunderstorms. Tuesday we will cover lightning. Wednesday's
Topic will be tornadoes. Thursday we will talk about flooding, and
Friday will cover the alert process.
On Wednesday...March 7th at 930 am...the National Weather Service
in cooperation with local broadcasters will conduct a statewide
tornado drill in the form of a Required Monthly Test on all NOAA
weather radios and public alert systems. The alarm test will
activate the state emergency alert system and will be carried by
local radio broadcasters. This will allow schools, businesses,
and residents the opportunity to practice their tornado drills
and enact safety plans.
Residents all across eastern north carolina should use this week to
think about what they will do when threatened by lightning, hail,
flooding, and tornadoes. Thunderstorms bring a variety of
threats, and knowing how to protect you and your families life is
Use this week to discuss safety with your children and students.
Talk about where to take shelter and practice taking refuge in that
hall closet or bathroom. Setting aside a few moments this week to
talk about severe weather safety with your family may one day save
your life and theirs.