PACIFIC NORTHWEST - The National Weather Service (NWS) offices in the Pacific Northwest will be conducting a Severe Weather Awareness Campaign from May 3 through 9 to help educate the public on severe weather hazards. The public is invited to join in to provide valuable information to your community.

During this special week, the NWS will be issuing special daily Public Information Statements about severe weather by highlighting a different topic each day. The following subjects will be covered during the campaign:

Sunday: Kick off day

Monday: Flood and flash flood safety

Tuesday: Tornadoes, waterspouts and tornado safety

Wednesday: Wind, hail and lightning safety

Thursday: Wildland fire awareness

Friday: NWS watch and warning program

Saturday: NOAA Weather Radio

You can find information that focuses on the specific weather topic each day from the NWS homepage at: (www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/severeawareweek.php). Other severe weather and safety information can be found at: (www.weather.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml) or (www.weather.gov/safety.php)

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