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TEMA, National Weather Service to Promote Severe Weather Safety Campaign

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | 04:14am
Preparedness is an individual responsibility
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is well-acquainted with the hazards that accompany severe weather, whether it's floods, thunderstorms or freezing rain.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and National Weather Service (NWS) will host a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, at the State Emergency Operations Center, 3041 Sidco Drive, to highlight Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 20, to Feb. 26, 2011.
During Severe Weather Awareness Week, NWS, TEMA and other supporting groups will conduct educational activities, drills and videos to help people prevent injuries and deaths from tornadoes, damaging winds, flash floods, lightning and hail.
Director James Bassham, Director, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency,
Tom Johnstone, Nashville Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service
Press conference highlighting the safety programs and initiatives planned for Tennessee's Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 20, to Feb. 26, 2011
10:30 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
TEMA's State Emergency Operations Center
3041 Sidco Drive

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