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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
800 AM EDT WED APRIL 29 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

APRIL 26 TO MAY 2 IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
NEW YORK...VERMONT...CONNECTICUT...AND MASSACHUSETTS. ALL RESIDENTS
ARE URGED TO BE WEATHER READY BY PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM THE
HAZARDS OF FLOODING...TORNADOES...AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

TODAY WE REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY.

HERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A STORM TO
HELP KEEP SAFE THIS SEASON. YOUR CHANCES OF REMAINING SAFE DURING
SEVERE WEATHER ARE GREATER IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY RULES.

BEFORE A STORM...DEVELOP A PLAN...WHETHER AT HOME...SCHOOL...WORK...
CHURCH OR WHEN OUTDOORS. IDENTIFY A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE SHELTER. CONDUCT
FREQUENT DRILLS. KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU WILL TAKE WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED.
KNOW WHERE TO RECEIVE THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER...POSTPONE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF THUNDERSTORMS
ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING OR CAR. STAY
AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TOWERS... ISOLATED TREES AND
TELEPHONE POLES. IF CAUGHT OUTDOORS...FIND A LOW SPOT. MAKE SURE
YOUR CHOICE IS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. IF IN THE WOODS...
TAKE SHELTER UNDER SMALLER TREES. IF YOU ARE BOATING OR
SWIMMING...SEEK SHELTER ON LAND IMMEDIATELY.

IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED...MOVE TO A PRE DESIGNATED PLACE OF
SAFETY...PREFERABLY A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM. STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS. GET AS LOW TO THE GROUND AS POSSIBLE. COVER YOUR HEAD. IF
CAUGHT OUTDOORS AND A TORNADO THREATENS...LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR
DEPRESSION AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. BE AWARE OF FLYING
DEBRIS. FLYING DEBRIS CAUSES MOST FATALITIES AND INJURIES DURING A
TORNADO. MOBILE HOMES OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.
EVACUATE YOUR MOBILE HOME AND MOVE TO YOUR DESIGNATED PLACE OF
SAFETY.

AFTER THE SEVERE WEATHER HAS CLEARED...IF THE POWER IS OUT...USE
FLASHLIGHTS...NOT FLAMMABLE OBJECTS SUCH AS CANDLES...TORCHES...OR
LANTERNS. REPORT BROKEN UTILITY LINES TO THE AUTHORITIES. BOIL
DRINKING WATER BEFORE USE. DO NOT VISIT DISASTER AREAS.

YOU SHOULD PREPARE NOW FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. TOMORROW
IS AMERICAS PREPARATHON. BE SMART. TAKE PART. PREPARE.

NOAA WEATHER RADIO OFFERS ONE WAY TO RECEIVE IMMEDIATE RELAY OF
SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS. MANY LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS
ALSO BROADCAST WEATHER ALERTS. COMPUTERS AND WIRELESS DEVICES CAN
ALSO RECEIVE WARNINGS. THE RED CROSS...MANY STATE EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AGENCIES AND PRIVATE VENDORS HAVE WIRELESS APPLICATIONS
THAT WILL ALERT YOU OF SEVERE WEATHER BY RELAYING NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WARNINGS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...GO TO OUR
WEB SITE WWW.WEATHER.GOV. THEN CLICK ON EASTERN NEW YORK OR
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. FINALLY...SELECT OUR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS
LINK.

TOMORROW WE LOOK AT TORNADOES...AND CONDUCT OUR SEVERE WEATHER
COMMUNICATION DRILL.

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DIRIENZO


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