Saturday, March 3, 2012


The Govenor has declared March 3rd - 9th Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. 

In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 9:30 AMThe National Weather Service encourages everyone to participate in this year's SWAW activities and drill.

In addition to initiating this year's tornado drill via NOAA Weather Radio and the EAS Required Monthly Test product, all week long the NWS will be issuing informative messages (public information statements) to help everyone prepare for severe weather.  Each day will cover a different topic.  Below is a list of the topics that will be covered each day, and a link to download that day's message:

Monday - Severe thunderstorms:

Tuesday - Lightning:

Wednesday - Tornadoes:

Thursday - Flooding:

Friday - The alert process:

Saturday - SWAW summary: