Eyewitness News to Air Severe Weather Week Starting August 19th

Exclusively on Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News is helping viewers prepare for the 2013 hurricane season with Severe Weather Week. Starting Monday August 19th, Eyewitness News will present special, in-depth stories focusing on severe weather and hurricanes. These exclusive reports will air every day and in every newscast on WPRI 12 and Fox Providence throughout the week. Eyewitness News will also have extended coverage on wpri.com that will serve as a lasting resource for viewers whenever severe weather strikes.

During Severe Weather Week, the Eyewitness News Pinpoint Weather team will look back at some of the more powerful storms to hit our area, give viewers an exclusive look at the technology they use to forecast the weather, and show you the progress some communities have made since Super Storm Sandy. In addition, Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca will deliver his exclusive 2013 Hurricane Futurecast so you’ll know just what to expect this season.

Call 12 For Action reporter Susan Hogan will show viewers how to prepare for any type of severe weather – with vital information about survival kits, food safety and power loss plans. The week will conclude with Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca, who will show viewers exactly what it’s like to be in a Category 3 Hurricane.

Severe Weather Week demonstrates our commitment to the viewers of Southern New England,” says Eyewitness News Director Karen Rezendes. “Our weather team is sharing their know-how and experience to help viewers plan, prepare and stay safe during times of severe weather.”

Severe Weather Week starts Monday, August 19th only on Eyewitness News on WPRI 12, Fox Providence and online at wpri.com.