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NWS Campaigns
NWS Campaigns
The mission of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to protect life and property. The NWS is trying to spread the word about the most deadly thunderstorm hazards... flooding/flash flooding and lightning.
Lightning, Flooding and More
Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week (February 26-March 4, 2023): Severe storms typically ramp up in the spring across Arkansas, with tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and large hail becoming concerns. To get educated about severe weather, click here.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 6-10, 2023): Flooding/flash flooding claims more lives across the U.S. than any other thunderstorm hazard (including lightning and tornadoes). To check out the facts, click here.

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Air Quality Awareness Week (May 2-6, 2022): Understanding air pollution and finding ways to keep the air clean should be top priorities. To find out how you can help, click here.

Safe Boating Week

Safe Boating Week (May 21-27, 2022): If you are headed out on the water, checking the weather and carrying a life jacket are a couple of ways to stay safe. For other ideas, click here.

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 19-25, 2022): In the last thirty years, lightning was responsible for more than fifty fatalities annually across the U.S. The National Weather Service is trying to spread the word about the dangers of lightning. For more information, click here.

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"Turn Around Don't Drown" TM: Have you ever tried to drive through high water to reach your destination? This is not considered a good idea. To learn more, click here.