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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Week 2022,Severe Weather Awareness week begins on February 7th across the Sunshine State. The campaign, which is a collaborative effort among Florida National Weather Service offices and the Florida Division of Emergency Management, aims to educate and prepare the public for severe weather events that could impact their area any time of the year.

Each day this week, Florida's State Emergency Response Team, NWS offices, and other governmental and media outlets will disseminate information, mainly on social media, regarding a particular severe weather topic. The schedule is as follows:,Monday, February 7th: Lightning,Tuesday, February 8th: Marine Hazards & Rip Currents,Wednesday, February 9th: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes,Thursday, February 10th: Hurricanes and Flooding,Friday, February 11th: Wildfires and Extreme Heat,In addition to social media posts, NWS offices will conduct a Tornado Drill on February 9th around 10 AM. At that time, a Tornado Warning message will be aired on all NOAA Alert Radio as part of weekly service testing. In addition, NWS offices and local media may voluntarily participate and issue test communication of the mock warning.

Severe Weather Preparedness week serves as a reminder to the community to prepare for all forms of severe weather to which our state is vulnerable. Residents are encouraged to used these educational tools to understand the threats that could impact their family and to make a plan to keep their household safe should severe weather strike.

Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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Partners of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network include: Florida's Division of Emergency Management, WDNA (Miami), WFIT (Melbourne), WMFE (Orlando), WFSU (Tallahassee), WGCU (Fort Myers), WJCT (Jacksonville), WKGC (Panama City), WLRN (Miami), WMNF (Tampa-Sarasota), WQCS (Fort Pierce), WUFT (Gainesville-Ocala), WUSF (Tampa), WUWF (Pensacola) and Florida Public Media.

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