Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

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Governor Robert Bentley has declared February 16-21st, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama.

The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and other supporting organizations ask for your help in providing the public with information about severe weather safety.

Advance planning and increased awareness will help residents of Alabama survive these deadly storms.” – NWS Birmingham

A ‘Tornado Safety Drill’ will be conducted on Wednesday, February 19. In Alabama, we do not conduct a statewide tonado drill. However, we encourage everyone to conduct their own safety drill on Wednesday, Feb 19th.

This “tornado safety drill” will be accomplished in conjunction with our weekly NOAA All-Hazards Radio Test that will be run at a special time of 9 am. An actual tornado warning Will Not sound, but this is an excellent opportunity for schools, civic organizations and businesses around Central Alabama to practice what they would do in the event of a tornado warning.

For an electronic version of the Alabama All Hazards Awareness Booklet click here.

For a more comprehensive list of past severe weather events, click here.