Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 15 through 21, 2015 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana

Weather Ready Nation

Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 15 through 21, 2015 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on Thursday, March 19 at 10:15 AM and 7:35 PM EDT.

Important – while the drill will be sent using live TOR EAS coding (Tornado Warning), it is only a test, and will be postponed to Friday, March 20 if weather conditions warrant.

As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation, the goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone be prepared when severe weather occurs.

Emergency Management will be providing information on each day focusing on a different topic:

  • Sunday: Kick-Off: Discuss Partners’ roles in Severe Weather
  • Monday: Severe Weather Outlook: Partners’ roles at the Outlook stage of an event
  • Tuesday: Watch: Partners’ roles in the Watch stage of an event
  • Wednesday: Everyone’s roles in Warnings: Taking action when Warnings are issued
  • Thursday: Response: Partners’ roles in responding to disasters (real-time response)
  • Friday: Recovery: Partners’ roles in the recovery process (days/weeks/months after disaster)
  • Saturday: Wrap-Up: Importance of preparedness and action during threatening hazards

Mike Schantz, Director, AEM/PEM
Shelby County Emergency Management
715 East State Road 44
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-392-6308
[email protected]

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