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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:56 AM EDT on June 22, 2017

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on June 22, 2017


... National lightning safety preparedness week - medical effects
of lightning...

Lightning is primarily an injury to the nervous system, often
with brain injury and nerve injury. Serious Burns seldom occur.
People who do not suffer cardiac arrest at the time of the
incident may experience lesser symptoms, which often clear over a
few days. These symptoms may include muscle soreness, headache,
nausea, stomach upset and other Post-concussion types of symptoms.

Lightning strike victims also face the possibility of having
longer term problems such as having problems multitasking, slower
reaction time, irritability and personality change, and chronic
pain from nerve injury.

If you have been a victim of lightning, you can contact the
lightning strike and electric shock survivors, international
(lsessi). Lsessi is a support group formed in 1989 by a lightning
survivor. Lsessi has helped hundreds of survivors, families,
physicians and other professionals by providing print and related
materials, supporting family and friends of survivors, connecting
survivors with others in their area, and organizing an annual
meeting where survivors and their families can come together for
support and information.

You can contact them at:
phone: 910-346-4708
email: info@lightning-strike.Org

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety,
visit the NOAA lightning safety awareness web site at

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov



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956 am EDT Thu Jun 22 2017

... National lightning safety preparedness week - medical effects
of lightning...

Lightning is primarily an injury to the nervous system, often
with brain injury and nerve injury. Serious Burns seldom occur.
People who do not suffer cardiac arrest at the time of the
incident may experience lesser symptoms, which often clear over a
few days. These symptoms may include muscle soreness, headache,
nausea, stomach upset and other Post-concussion types of symptoms.

Lightning strike victims also face the possibility of having
longer term problems such as having problems multitasking, slower
reaction time, irritability and personality change, and chronic
pain from nerve injury.

If you have been a victim of lightning, you can contact the
lightning strike and electric shock survivors, international
(lsessi). Lsessi is a support group formed in 1989 by a lightning
survivor. Lsessi has helped hundreds of survivors, families,
physicians and other professionals by providing print and related
materials, supporting family and friends of survivors, connecting
survivors with others in their area, and organizing an annual
meeting where survivors and their families can come together for
support and information.

You can contact them at:
phone: 910-346-4708
email: info@lightning-strike.Org

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety,
visit the NOAA lightning safety awareness web site at

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov



For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at
www.Facebook.Com/nwsboston

255 PM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017

... Taunton, MA Doppler radar upgrade has been completed...

The technology upgrade to the National Weather Service Doppler radar
(wsr-88d) in Taunton, MA has been completed ahead of schedule.

The radar is now back in service.

A crew installed a new signal processor, which replaced obsolete
technology, improves processing speed and data quality, provides
added functionality, and supports it security.

This was the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The $150m investment is being
made by the three organizations that use these radars, the NOAA
National Weather Service, United States Air Force and federal
aviation administration. The other service life extension projects
include refurbishing: the transmitter, the pedestal and equipment
shelters.

The tri-agency radar operations center, which supports the radars,
estimates it will take about 10 months to upgrade the signal
processor on all 159 operational wsr-88ds.


For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

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255 PM EDT Wed Jun 21 2017

... Taunton, MA Doppler radar upgrade has been completed...

The technology upgrade to the National Weather Service Doppler radar
(wsr-88d) in Taunton, MA has been completed ahead of schedule.

The radar is now back in service.

A crew installed a new signal processor, which replaced obsolete
technology, improves processing speed and data quality, provides
added functionality, and supports it security.

This was the first of four major upgrades, known as service life
extension projects, planned in the next five years to replace and
refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-88ds and to keep
the radars operational into the 2030s. The $150m investment is being
made by the three organizations that use these radars, the NOAA
National Weather Service, United States Air Force and federal
aviation administration. The other service life extension projects
include refurbishing: the transmitter, the pedestal and equipment
shelters.

The tri-agency radar operations center, which supports the radars,
estimates it will take about 10 months to upgrade the signal
processor on all 159 operational wsr-88ds.


For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at
www.Facebook.Com/nwsboston

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