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NWS Warnings
Kind of rude of them to simultaneously issue an EVACUATION - IMMEDIATE alert, a SHELTER IN PLACE alert, and a 911 TELEPHONE OUTAGE alert.
Title text: Kind of rude of them to simultaneously issue an EVACUATION - IMMEDIATE alert, a SHELTER IN PLACE alert, and a 911 TELEPHONE OUTAGE alert.

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The National Weather Service is a United States Federal Agency that is known for issuing national weather forecasts and extreme weather alerts.

This comic portrays the NWS as a person that needs breaks, which is absurd, as it an important service and would probably always have staff active, even on holidays.

Regardless, the NWS has decided to take a break, and so has opted to issue every extreme weather alert possible for the entire country to make sure one is caught by surprise by extreme weather, since the NWS will not be able to issue warnings. The title text mentions how some weather requires action to get to safety that contradicts itself, for example, an evacuation warning and a shelter in place order, since doing one would mean failing the other.


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