NOAA and PGA Tours'
Rocco Mediate Spotlight Weather Killer Lightning
NOAA's National Weather
Service and PGA TOUR
professional Rocco Mediate will unveil a nationwide public awareness
campaign about the dangers
of lightning at a press conference during the Buick
Classic golf tournament.
The campaign features a television public
service announcement starring Mediate, posters on lightning safety,
and a national lightning safety Web page.most significant shipwreck
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Buick Classic Golf Tournament
Scott B. Gudes, NOAA's acting administrator
Rocco Mediate, PGA TOUR professional golfer
Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, expert on lightning victim recovery
Michael Utley, lightning strike survivor
On average, lightning strikes in America
kill 73 people a year, more than tornadoes or hurricanes. Further
information is found on the new lightning awareness Web site:
NOTE TO MEDIA:
The PSA and B-roll of lightning will be available in Beta-SP
FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE THE NEWS CONFERENCE THE PSA AND B-ROLL
CONTAINING INTERVIEWS WILL BE FED ON MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2001.
SEE THE SATELLITE COORDINATES BELOW.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MATERIAL IS EMBARGOED UNTIL TUESDAY, JUNE 19
AT 2 P.M. EDT.
SATELLITE COORDINATES: Monday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Transponder: Telstar 6K-13
Downlink Frequency: 1957 Mhz (V)
Audio 6.4 and 6.8