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Council proclaims Severe Weather Awareness Week

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Feb. 17, 2011 - As noted in the city council story from this issue, the Council named next week Severe Weather Awarness Week, in conjunction with the State of Texas. Pamphlets are available at City Hall for those interested in severe weather awareness and preparedness.

The proclamation reads as follows:

Whereas, Severe Weather Awareness Week is February 20-26, 2011 and

Whereas, each year brings the potential for violent weather to Texas, and

Whereas, large portions of our state including the City of Leonard, can be devastated by flooding, tornadoes, hail storms, straight line winds and other severe emergencies, and

Whereas, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service have joined together to urge all citizens to prepare for severe weather events and to educate themselves on safety strategies, and

Whereas, Governor Rick Perry has declared the week of February 20-26, 2011, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas, now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Leonard urges everyone in our community to learn more about and to participate in severe weather preparedness activities available in the City of Leonard.

THEREFORE, in official recognition of this statewide event, I, the undersigned do hereby proclaim February 20-26, 2011, Severe Weather Awareness Week in the City of Leonard, Texas.

Bill Yoss, Mayor, City of Leonard

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