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Report: Public didn't undertand severity of June storm warnings
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:42 PM

By JIM LANGHAM

Feature Writer

National Weather Service (NWS) officials issued a report a few days ago indicating that a self-study review of their handling of the June 29, 2012 derecho event that felled trees, damaged buildings and left widespread power outages across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio may have had some flaws.

The report, which was issued by the local NWS in North Webster, stated that although weather officials did a good job of issuing warnings, the warnings did not communicate the eminent danger of the severe storm to much of the public.

The self-evaluation review noted that although the local agency carried out its responsibilities on a short-term basis, there was no warning given of possible conditions that could create such a storm 24 hours in advance, as is often the case with anticipated tornado and severe weather outbreaks.