Sunday, February 27, 2011

Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Today

Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Today

 Ed Matthews    Created:  2/27/2011 7:36:02 AM  Updated: 2/27/2011 2:20:50 PM
Greensboro, NC- Gov. Bev Perdue along with the National Weather Service have declared Feb. 27 to March 5 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina.
Over the past several years a number of North Carolina residents have been injured and even killed by lightning...tornadoes and flooding. Property losses from tornadoes since 2005 have exceeded $53 million. This includes the tornadoes that struck the Piedmont last March.
On Wednesday March 2, the National Weather Service in cooperation with local boradcasters with conduct a statwide tornado drill. This will allow schools, businesses, and residents to pratice their tornado safty plans.
North Carolina residents are asked to use this week to discuss severe weather safety at work and with your family. Talk about your severe weather safey plan. Know where to take shelter if severe weather threatens your area. Knowing what to do as severe weather approaches could save your life.

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