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THUNDERSTORMS / LIGHTNING
NATIONAL & LOCAL WEATHER INFORMATION
TAMPA BAY AREA NEWS AND WEATHER STATIONS
NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets are available online and are easily printed. These are a GREAT addition to your Communications Plan. Go to NOAA’s website to view and download the sheets atwww.ncddc.noaa.gov/activities/weatherready-nation/newis.
1. “Giant Voice” is the outdoor base-wide Public Address and Warning System. Broadcasts warn of severe weather threats (lightning, tornado, etc.) and hostile actions (e.g. active shooter). The below graphic explains the warning signals and meanings.
2. Interconnected Public Address and Warning System (sometimes called “Little Voice”) is used to announce emergency warning and command group instructions inside and around USCENTCOM facilities. Announcements are verbal – no sirens or tones.
3. The AtHoc Emergency Management Mass Notification System may be used to notify personnel both on and off duty of emergencies, evacuation and disaster instructions, and special command directions – used sparingly. Depending on the situation, time-critical nature, and purpose, you may receive notifications/alerts by one or more of the system’s capabilities:
NOTE: Your local community or county may offer their own alerting service. Ask your local Emergency Management Office or City Hall about local emergency notification systems and services.