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NOAA’s National Weather Service forecast offices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho will conduct the annual Pacific Northwest Severe Weather Awareness Week May 7-13. This campaign is designed to raise public attention to the dangers of severe weather in the Pacific Northwest and provide information to help residents protect life and property.
“History shows the Pacific Northwest is prone to potentially life-threatening weather, including floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms,” said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “When National Weather Service forecasters warn the public of severe weather, it’s important for citizens to know how to react in order to protect themselves and their property.”
Details on the topics of the day for Pacific Northwest Severe Weather Awareness Week are available online at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/severeawareweek.php. Topics include:
NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and the European Commission to develop a global network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.
On the Web:
NOAA’s National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov
Northwest Severe Weather Awareness Week information (including local
media contacts): http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/severeawareweek.php