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City Encouraging Severe Weather Preparedness

The City of Amarillo issued a statement today, announcing the National Weather Service Severe Weather Expo.

The Exposition, which will be hosted at the Amarillo Civic Center, is free and open to the public. The event is designed to promote community preparedness for the severe weather season.

The event will feature a "Kids Corner" with activities and experiments, along with presentations from local weather experts and a door prize raffle.

Participating agencies at the event include: Pantex/CNS, Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), Local Media, Panhandle Amateur Radio Club, Don Harrington Discovery Center, Skywarn Ham Radio Group, Texas Tech University, American Meteorology Society, West Texas A&M School of Engineering – EF Scale and Wind Team, American Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), High Plains Food Bank, Survive-a-Storm Shelters, and Vaughn Concrete Products (storm shelters).

The exposition will be held on Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 10am.

For more information, please contact the National Weather Service at (806) 335-1121 or the Office of Emergency Management at (806) 378-3004.

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