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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:52 AM CDT on March 18, 2018

Expires 10:00 AM EDT on March 19, 2018

This week is severe weather preparedness week in Indiana. Everyone
has a critical role in safety during severe weather. We will
discuss roles of key players and planning for severe weather.

Though severe weather can happen any time of the day or year... it
occurs most often from April to July.

National Weather Service offices train volunteers called Skywarn
spotters who report what thunderstorms are producing. These reports
are correlated with radar data and aid meteorologists in the warning
process. Local National Weather Service web sites identify Skywarn
spotter training dates and locations.

Television and radio stations are key players in weather safety by
broadcasting National Weather Service watches and warnings. They
also provide weather hazard safety information in program specials
and outreach functions. The media also carry recovery efforts after
disasters. Stations also relay the statewide tornado drill warning.

Newspapers are involved too by promoting severe weather preparedness
week and carrying stories of damaging or significant weather events.

State and County Homeland security agencies also prepare for severe
weather. These officials plan for and respond to disasters and
coordinate recovery efforts. County Homeland security also helps
arrange National Weather Service Skywarn spotter training and
supports medical facilities... schools and businesses with weather
safety procedures.

State... County and local Highway... law enforcement... Fire Department
and emergency response agencies as well as the American Red Cross
and other volunteer organizations also plan for and respond to
weather emergencies. The Indiana State Police disseminates National
Weather Service watches and warnings to the counties. Many law
enforcement and Fire Department personnel receive Skywarn spotter
training... participate in storm spotting... and aid citizens when
disasters occur. These people are the first on scene after a

Schools... the private sector and members of the general public also
play an important role in severe weather preparedness. That role is
to know how weather may threaten... to have a plan of action... to
exercise the plan... and then to follow the plan when severe weather
strikes. Everyone must remain aware of the potential for severe
weather... actively monitor weather information sources and
take action when warnings are issued or storms threaten.

On Monday... we cover hazardous weather outlooks and watches and what
everyone should do long before any hazardous weather occurs.

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Guam - Coastal Hazard Statement
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Kansas - Fire Weather Warning
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Record Report
Louisiana - Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada -
New Mexico - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
North Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory
Oklahoma - Fire Weather Warning
Oregon - Record Report
South Dakota - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin -
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement

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