Archive for March, 2017

Watch County Notification

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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WCNIND

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 104
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
828 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

INC005-013-031-035-059-065-071-079-081-095-135-139-145-310130- /O.CAN.KIND.TO.A.0104.000000T0000Z-170331T0200Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 104 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN INDIANA THIS CANCELS 13 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL INDIANA

BARTHOLOMEW DECATUR HANCOCK
JOHNSON MADISON RUSH
SHELBY

IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA

DELAWARE HENRY RANDOLPH

IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA

BROWN JACKSON

IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA

JENNINGS

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ANDERSON, COLUMBUS, MUNCIE, SEYMOUR, AND SHELBYVILLE.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

WUUS53 KIND 302325
SVRIND
INC035-065-095-310000-
/O.NEW.KIND.SV.W.0035.170330T2325Z-170331T0000Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
725 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Southeastern Madison County in central Indiana…
Delaware County in east central Indiana…
Northwestern Henry County in east central Indiana…

* Until 800 PM EDT.

* At 724 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Anderson, moving northeast at 45 mph. A second severe thunderstorm was just northwest of Yorktown, also moving northeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Muncie, Anderson, Albany, Yorktown, Chesterfield, Eaton, Daleville, Selma, Prairie Creek Reservoir and Ball State University.

This includes Interstate 69 between mile markers 226 and 242.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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A tornado watch remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT for central and east central Indiana.

LAT…LON 3998 8566 4021 8566 4038 8524 4038 8522
4011 8522
TIME…MOT…LOC 2324Z 240DEG 40KT 4007 8561

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

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Ryan

Watch County Notification

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

WWUS63 KIND 301904
WCNIND

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 104
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
304 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

INC005-011-013-015-021-023-027-031-035-045-055-057-059-063-065- 067-071-079-081-083-093-095-097-101-105-107-109-119-121-133-135- 139-145-153-157-159-165-167-171-310200-
/O.NEW.KIND.TO.A.0104.170330T1905Z-170331T0200Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 104 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 39 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL INDIANA

BARTHOLOMEW BOONE CLINTON
DECATUR HAMILTON HANCOCK
HENDRICKS HOWARD JOHNSON
MADISON MARION MORGAN
RUSH SHELBY TIPTON

IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA

DELAWARE HENRY RANDOLPH

IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA

CARROLL

IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA

BROWN JACKSON LAWRENCE
MONROE

IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA

JENNINGS

IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA

DAVIESS GREENE KNOX
MARTIN SULLIVAN

IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA

CLAY FOUNTAIN MONTGOMERY
OWEN PARKE PUTNAM
TIPPECANOE VERMILLION VIGO
WARREN

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ANDERSON, BEDFORD, BLOOMINGTON,
COLUMBUS, CRAWFORDSVILLE, FRANKFORT, INDIANAPOLIS, KOKOMO,
LAFAYETTE, MUNCIE, SEYMOUR, SHELBYVILLE, TERRE HAUTE,
AND VINCENNES.

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RYAN

Public Information Statement

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

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PNSIND
INZ001>092-251400-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
600 AM EDT Sat Mar 25 2017

This week has been Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. Being a Weather-Ready Nation can help reduce disaster costs, especially the loss of lives.

Preparedness and action are the keys to safety during any kind of hazard. You have learned the role of the many players that are involved before, during and after disasters.

If you do not take action during warnings or do not know the appropriate actions to take, then warnings are useless and natural hazards can become natural disasters.

You must, repeat must, plan for and respond to extreme weather events. Develop a plan, practice it, and take action for warnings or when weather threatens. Also have handy a first aid kit, battery operated radio flashlights and fresh batteries. Post emergency telephone numbers by the phone. Everyone should know where and when to shut-off utilities. Be sure to have adequate insurance and an accurate inventory of items.

If a tornado threatens, go to the lowest available floor and to an interior area such as a bathroom, hallway or closet. Have a safe area planned for each floor and each room in case there is no time to reach your safest location. If outside, try to protect yourself from flying debris. At public facilities, follow the directions of those in authority.

Mobile homes are not safe and should be abandoned long before the storm arrives. Vehicles are not safe either. Find sturdy structure immediately or get in a ditch and cover your head with your hands.

Everyone in your family should know where to find each other after the severe weather has passed. Have a meeting place outside your home and another outside your neighborhood. Follow the assistance from authorities. Contact your insurance company if your home is damaged.

The National Weather Service works with its partners, homeland security, the Red Cross, emergency responders and the media to help make sure you are prepared for many types of hazards.

The following is a summary of the role each partner plays.

The National Weather Service issues official watches and
warnings, sending these through NOAA Weather Radio, to the media and public agencies. The National Weather Service disseminates storm spotter reports and provides weather safety training to anyone interested.

News media helps protect the public by broadcasting National Weather Service warnings. They broadcast confirming information on dangerous weather conditions and carry important safety
messages. The media reports on recovery efforts and provides the public with information on how to reach for help in recovery. The media educates people about severe weather and weather safety.

State and local public officials and the American Red Cross plan for and respond to extreme weather events. They relay National Weather Service warnings through local warning systems. They facilitate recovery efforts after disasters. These public safety organizations also promote weather safety by scheduling National Weather Service Skywarn spotter classes. They also work with community leaders, businesses and schools to ensure appropriate safety plans are in place prior to disasters.

Each year, many people are killed or seriously injured by
tornadoes. Sometimes there is warning, other times there is not.

Ultimately…you will have to decide when to take action if a warning is issued or the sky becomes threatening. It could be the most important decision of your life! So, have a disaster plan in place and do practice drills to maintain it.

For up-to-date information on all weather, including severe
weather watches and warnings, visit your local National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov.

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Public Information Statement

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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PNSIND
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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
600 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

…Building a Weather-Ready Nation – are you ready to help?…

This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. Everyone has a critical role during severe weather. That role is to be prepared and respond when threatened by hazardous weather.

This ties to the vision of NOAA’s National Weather Service where we work toward building a Weather-Ready Nation.

NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about readying your community for extreme weather, water and climate events.

The devastating impacts of extreme events like violent tornadoes and widespread flooding can be reduced by taking advanced action which is why the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is so important.

What is NOAA doing to build a Weather-Ready Nation?

NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. Our offices now provide forecast information in a way that better supports government officials, businesses and the public to make fast, smart decisions to save lives and property and enhance livelihoods.

While we at NOAA are taking steps towards building a Weather-Ready Nation, we cannot do it alone!

What can you do to help us build a Weather-Ready Nation?

Become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador! Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires action from government agencies, researchers, the media, non-profits and businesses. Any organization committed to serving as an example and engaging their stakeholders to make this country ready, responsive and resilient can be an Ambassador.

Weather-Ready Nation can help start a dialog within our local communities that will ultimately reduce the risk of being adversely impacted by extreme weather and water events and increase community resilience, the ability to recover, for future extreme events.

Whether talking about preparedness and resilience in your home, office, at community centers, within schools or local businesses, on your website, or on social media, you will be helping to spread the word, inspire others to take action, and helping our great nation become more weather-ready.

On Saturday, we will review key activities tied to weather hazards and building a Weather-Ready Nation.

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Public Information Statement

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
600 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The recovery process after a natural disaster can be long and difficult. Many things need to be done by everyone. Here is a list of tasks to be accomplished.

You continue assessing your needs. Contact extended family. Contact your insurance company. Arrange financial assistance with public officials if necessary. Report your damage to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service continues damage assessment to note the amount of damage and cause of the damage and posts this information on their website. The damage report also becomes the official record in the National Weather Service Storm Data publication used by insurance companies to validate claims.

The media continues broadcasts of recovery efforts providing listings of resources to turn to for help. News crews on the streets report live from damage recovery areas.

Emergency responders continue to aid families in any recovery efforts as well as clean-up operations. Debris removal from roads and restoring communications are important functions carried out. Restoration of communications and power are accomplished as quickly as possible.

Homeland security personnel continue managing available manpower and material resources for recovery. Homeland security also begins federal assistance programs if needed.

The American Red Cross maintains volunteer operations with open shelters and provide life sustaining supplies.

On Friday, we will cover what it means to be a Weather-Ready Nation.

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Public Information Statement

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
600 AM EDT Wed Mar 22 2017

…Response activities during a disaster…

Knowing what to do during a disaster is important. Here are response activities that should take place during or shortly after a storm.

Your role during response is critical. Assess medical needs. Evacuate to a pre-designated meeting area if the building is damaged. Call 911 for help. Turn off gas or electricity if needed and it is safe to do so. Monitor a battery operated radio to keep informed of any emergency orders. Use your disaster safety kit if necessary.

The National Weather Service continues monitoring radar and other weather data and issue official warnings until the event has ended. Damage survey teams are dispatched to assess tornado damage. Spotters and public officials report storm damage and tornado data.

The media carry a live broadcast and text crawl of National Weather Service warnings. They also carry warnings on their web and social media sites. TV meteorologists continue to enhance details on locations threatened. News crews on the streets report live from damage areas.

Homeland security and emergency responders maintain emergency operations and deploy personnel to damage areas. Medical technicians treat casualty victims and transport them to hospitals. Public officials and utility companies work to move debris, restore power and communications, and control access to damage areas. More on the homeland security role can be found at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website under Emergency Response.

The American Red Cross maintains emergency operations, opens shelters, deploys volunteers and provides life sustaining supplies to victims and emergency responders. More on the Red Cross role can be found at their website under Disaster Services.

Stay out of damaged buildings. Stay away from any downed power lines, treating them as if they were live. Follow directions of local authorities and return home only when they say it is safe.

Use the telephone only for emergency calls. Landline and cell towers are often overwhelmed by the volume of calls and prevent authorities from making emergency contacts. Text messaging is the most effective way to limit overwhelming cell phone communications.

Take pictures of the damage to your home and its contents. This will help you for insurance purposes.

Remember to help your neighbors who may require special assistance, especially those with infants, elderly or disabled.

On Thursday, we will cover longer term recovery from storms.

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Tornado Warning

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

WFUS53 KIND 212335
TORIND
INC005-011-013-015-021-023-027-031-035-045-055-057-059-063-065-067- 071-079-081-083-093-095-097-101-105-107-109-119-121-133-135-139-145- 153-157-159-165-167-171-212350-
/T.NEW.KIND.TO.W.0003.170321T2335Z-170321T2350Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TEST…Tornado Warning…TEST
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
735 PM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a

* TEST MESSAGE. This is a TEST Tornado Warning for…
All counties in central Indiana…

* Until 750 PM EDT.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. No severe weather is occurring. This TEST Tornado Warning is being issued as part of Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week. If this were an actual warning, you would be given information about the location and path of the storm and safe actions to take.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. At this time, please review your tornado preparedness plans.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. Do not take action based on this message.

&&

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. Do not take action based on this message.

LAT…LON 4002 8481 4001 8520 3891 8546 3875 8586
3868 8668 3853 8669 3853 8744 3844 8773
3877 8750 3915 8766 3938 8754 4048 8754
4058 8678 4074 8676 4075 8665 4070 8638
4058 8637 4058 8587 4040 8586 4032 8481
TIME…MOT…LOC 2335Z 225DEG 30KT 3857 8753

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. TORNADO…TEST
HAIL…TEST

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DRT

Tornado Warning

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

WFUS53 KIND 211415
TORIND
INC005-011-013-015-021-023-027-031-035-045-055-057-059-063-065-067- 071-079-081-083-093-095-097-101-105-107-109-119-121-133-135-139-145- 153-157-159-165-167-171-211430-
/T.NEW.KIND.TO.W.0002.170321T1415Z-170321T1430Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TEST…Tornado Warning…TEST
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1015 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a

* TEST MESSAGE. This is a TEST Tornado Warning for…
All counties in central Indiana…

* Until 1030 AM EDT.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. No severe weather is occurring. This TEST Tornado Warning is being issued as part of Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week. If this were an actual warning, you would be given information about the location and path of the storm and safe actions to take.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. At this time, please review your tornado preparedness plans.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. Do not take action based on this message.

&&

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. Do not take action based on this message.

LAT…LON 4002 8481 4001 8520 3891 8546 3875 8586
3868 8668 3853 8669 3853 8744 3844 8773
3877 8750 3915 8766 3938 8754 4048 8754
4058 8678 4074 8676 4075 8665 4070 8638
4058 8637 4058 8587 4040 8586 4032 8481
TIME…MOT…LOC 1415Z 225DEG 30KT 3857 8753

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. TORNADO…TEST
HAIL…TEST

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JEZ

Public Information Statement

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
900 AM EDT Tue Mar 21 2017

…Weather safety rules for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms…

This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, or you see a tornado approaching, do you know what to do? Did you know severe
thunderstorms can be as damaging as tornadoes? Here are some safety rules to recall if severe weather threatens. Be weather ready.

In homes, get away from windows, doors and outside walls. Go to the basement. If you do not have a basement, go to a first floor room at the center of the house, preferably a bathroom, hallway or closet. If possible get under heavy furniture or cover your head with blankets or pillows. Do not waste time opening windows.

In schools, follow school official’s instructions, going to the lowest floor to small interior rooms or hallways. Stay away from windows and doors. Avoid auditoriums and gymnasiums with large free span roofs that often collapse in a tornado.

In public buildings, go quickly to a designated shelter area, or to an interior hallway or small room on the lowest floor. Stay away from glass. Do not use elevators. Do not go to your car.

In factories, post a lookout. Workers should follow safety plans, moving quickly to the safest sections of the facility.

In vehicles, try and seek shelter in a strong building. If no shelter is nearby, as a last resort lie flat in the vehicle or a low lying area outside and cover your head with your arms.

Mobile homes – abandon them immediately. If there is no reinforced building or underground shelter nearby, take cover in a ditch or depression. Newer pre-manufactured homes, if anchored to a slab foundation, are nearly as safe as other stick built homes.

At large public gathering places, like ball parks, stadiums and race tracks, follow the guidance announced by officials at the facility.

On Wednesday, see what activities take place during the response to an emergency.

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