“NOAAs National Weather Service forecast offices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho will conduct the annual Pacific Northwest Severe Weather Awareness Week May 7-13. This campaign is designed to raise public attention to the dangers of severe weather in the Pacific Northwest and provide information to help residents protect life and property.
History shows the Pacific Northwest is prone to potentially life-threatening weather, including floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of NOAAs National Weather Service. When National Weather Service forecasters warn the public of severe weather, its important for citizens to know how to react in order to protect themselves and their property.
Details on the topics of the day for Pacific Northwest Severe Weather Awareness Week are available online,” quoting the National Weather Service.