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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:41 AM EST on January 21, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Significant severe weather event possible Sunday...

Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon
and evening across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Now is a good time to review some safety rules.

... The difference between a watch and a warning...

A watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions
are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A
watch is issued to alert the public that severe weather is
possible during the next several hours.

A warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a severe
thunderstorm or tornado has been detected by radar or if one has
been sighted. A warning requires quick action as there is an
immediate danger to both life and property.

... Tornado safety rules...

... In homes and apartments...

Take cover in the center portion of a house or apartment, on the
lowest floor, preferably in a small interior room such as a
closet or bathroom. Crouch down and cover your head with your
hands. Try and cover yourself with blankets or some sort of thick
padding to help protect against falling debris in case the roof
or ceiling fails. Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Open windows will allow damaging winds to enter the structure.

... In schools, hospitals and shopping centers...

Move to pre-designated shelter areas if a Tornado Warning is
issued or if threatening weather approaches. Interior hallways on
the lowest floor that do not open to the outside are best. Stay
out of auditoriums, lunch rooms, gyms or other structures with
wide free-span roofs.

... In cars...

Do not try and outrun a tornado. Take shelter in a sturdy
structure if one is available, otherwise get into the nearest
ditch or low lying area until the tornado passes. Overpasses do
not provide adequate shelter from tornadoes and should be
avoided.

... In Mobile homes...

Get out. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to overturning
during strong winds and should be evacuated when a tornado or
Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued. Mobile homes, even if they
are tied down, do not provide protection from tornadoes.

... Outside areas...

Move inside a sturdy building if a Tornado Warning is issued or
if threatening weather approaches. If this is not an option, lie
flat and face down in a nearby ditch or culvert and cover your
head with your hands. Make sure The Ditch or culvert is not
subject to flooding.

... After a tornado hits...

Keep your family or group together and wait for emergency
personnel to arrive. Carefully render first aid to those who are
injured, if possible. Stay away from downed power lines and
puddles with wires in them. Watch your step and avoid broken
glass, nails and other sharp objects. Avoid heavily damaged
structures as they could collapse at any time. Do not smoke, use
matches or lighters in case leaking natural gas pipes or fuel
takes are nearby. Remain calm and alert. Listen for information
and instructions from emergency crews or local emergency
officials.

Severe thunderstorm watches or tornado watches will likely be
issued for portions of the region Sunday. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards, TV or your local news source for the
latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Be
sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio in alert Mode at all times.

Additional information including forecasts, radar images and
severe weather warnings can be found on the internet at
www.Weather.Gov/chs.



641 am EST Sat Jan 21 2017

... Significant severe weather event possible Sunday...

Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon
and evening across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Now is a good time to review some safety rules.

... The difference between a watch and a warning...

A watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions
are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A
watch is issued to alert the public that severe weather is
possible during the next several hours.

A warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a severe
thunderstorm or tornado has been detected by radar or if one has
been sighted. A warning requires quick action as there is an
immediate danger to both life and property.

... Tornado safety rules...

... In homes and apartments...

Take cover in the center portion of a house or apartment, on the
lowest floor, preferably in a small interior room such as a
closet or bathroom. Crouch down and cover your head with your
hands. Try and cover yourself with blankets or some sort of thick
padding to help protect against falling debris in case the roof
or ceiling fails. Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Open windows will allow damaging winds to enter the structure.

... In schools, hospitals and shopping centers...

Move to pre-designated shelter areas if a Tornado Warning is
issued or if threatening weather approaches. Interior hallways on
the lowest floor that do not open to the outside are best. Stay
out of auditoriums, lunch rooms, gyms or other structures with
wide free-span roofs.

... In cars...

Do not try and outrun a tornado. Take shelter in a sturdy
structure if one is available, otherwise get into the nearest
ditch or low lying area until the tornado passes. Overpasses do
not provide adequate shelter from tornadoes and should be
avoided.

... In Mobile homes...

Get out. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to overturning
during strong winds and should be evacuated when a tornado or
Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued. Mobile homes, even if they
are tied down, do not provide protection from tornadoes.

... Outside areas...

Move inside a sturdy building if a Tornado Warning is issued or
if threatening weather approaches. If this is not an option, lie
flat and face down in a nearby ditch or culvert and cover your
head with your hands. Make sure The Ditch or culvert is not
subject to flooding.

... After a tornado hits...

Keep your family or group together and wait for emergency
personnel to arrive. Carefully render first aid to those who are
injured, if possible. Stay away from downed power lines and
puddles with wires in them. Watch your step and avoid broken
glass, nails and other sharp objects. Avoid heavily damaged
structures as they could collapse at any time. Do not smoke, use
matches or lighters in case leaking natural gas pipes or fuel
takes are nearby. Remain calm and alert. Listen for information
and instructions from emergency crews or local emergency
officials.

Severe thunderstorm watches or tornado watches will likely be
issued for portions of the region Sunday. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards, TV or your local news source for the
latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Be
sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio in alert Mode at all times.

Additional information including forecasts, radar images and
severe weather warnings can be found on the internet at
www.Weather.Gov/chs.


641 am EST Sat Jan 21 2017

... Significant severe weather event possible Sunday...

Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon
and evening across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Now is a good time to review some safety rules.

... The difference between a watch and a warning...

A watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions
are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A
watch is issued to alert the public that severe weather is
possible during the next several hours.

A warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a severe
thunderstorm or tornado has been detected by radar or if one has
been sighted. A warning requires quick action as there is an
immediate danger to both life and property.

... Tornado safety rules...

... In homes and apartments...

Take cover in the center portion of a house or apartment, on the
lowest floor, preferably in a small interior room such as a
closet or bathroom. Crouch down and cover your head with your
hands. Try and cover yourself with blankets or some sort of thick
padding to help protect against falling debris in case the roof
or ceiling fails. Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Open windows will allow damaging winds to enter the structure.

... In schools, hospitals and shopping centers...

Move to pre-designated shelter areas if a Tornado Warning is
issued or if threatening weather approaches. Interior hallways on
the lowest floor that do not open to the outside are best. Stay
out of auditoriums, lunch rooms, gyms or other structures with
wide free-span roofs.

... In cars...

Do not try and outrun a tornado. Take shelter in a sturdy
structure if one is available, otherwise get into the nearest
ditch or low lying area until the tornado passes. Overpasses do
not provide adequate shelter from tornadoes and should be
avoided.

... In Mobile homes...

Get out. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to overturning
during strong winds and should be evacuated when a tornado or
Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued. Mobile homes, even if they
are tied down, do not provide protection from tornadoes.

... Outside areas...

Move inside a sturdy building if a Tornado Warning is issued or
if threatening weather approaches. If this is not an option, lie
flat and face down in a nearby ditch or culvert and cover your
head with your hands. Make sure The Ditch or culvert is not
subject to flooding.

... After a tornado hits...

Keep your family or group together and wait for emergency
personnel to arrive. Carefully render first aid to those who are
injured, if possible. Stay away from downed power lines and
puddles with wires in them. Watch your step and avoid broken
glass, nails and other sharp objects. Avoid heavily damaged
structures as they could collapse at any time. Do not smoke, use
matches or lighters in case leaking natural gas pipes or fuel
takes are nearby. Remain calm and alert. Listen for information
and instructions from emergency crews or local emergency
officials.

Severe thunderstorm watches or tornado watches will likely be
issued for portions of the region Sunday. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards, TV or your local news source for the
latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Be
sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio in alert Mode at all times.

Additional information including forecasts, radar images and
severe weather warnings can be found on the internet at
www.Weather.Gov/chs.



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Arizona - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Warning , Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - High Wind Watch
Delaware - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Florida - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Wind Warning
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Massachusetts - High Wind Watch
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Dense Fog Advisory
Montana - Freezing Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
New Jersey - High Wind Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory, High Wind Watch , Special Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
New York - High Wind Watch
North Carolina - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
North Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Oregon - High Surf Warning , High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Pennsylvania - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Rhode Island - High Wind Watch
South Carolina - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Dense Fog Advisory
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Warning , Dense Fog Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Washington - High Surf Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Wyoming - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
- Tornado Watch
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