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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
800 AM EDT WED MAR 18 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16
THROUGH MARCH 20 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. EACH DAY DURING
THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
FLOOD RELATED TOPIC.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND A WARNING
ITS VITAL TO YOUR SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A
WATCH AND A WARNING.

WATCH...GET READY...A WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER HAZARD
IS POSSIBLE. FOR EXAMPLE... IF CONDITIONS ARE SUCH THAT FLOODING MAY OCCUR...
A WATCH WILL BE ISSUED. FLOODING IS NOT YET OCCURRING WHEN A WATCH IS ISSUED.
THIS GIVES YOU TIME TO GET PREPARED. IF YOUR HOME IS IN A LOW LYING AREA...
YOU CAN PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOOD WATERS AFFECTING THE STRUCTURE.
YOU CAN ALSO PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES FOR GETTING TO HOME...WORK OR SCHOOL IF
YOU KNOW CERTAIN ROADS YOU USUALLY TAKE COULD BE COVERED BY WATER. THE WATCH
ALSO GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO TEST YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PLAN AND ALERT FAMILY AND
FRIENDS TO THE THREAT OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

WARNING...TAKE ACTION. A WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER HAZARD
IS CURRENTLY OCCURRING OR WILL BE OCCURRING VERY SOON. IF A FLOOD OR FLASH
FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED AND YOU ARE IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA MOVE IMMEDIATELY
TO HIGH GROUND. FOLLOW EVACUATION ORDERS IF THEY ARE ISSUED. IF YOU ENCOUNTER
A ROADWAY THAT IS COVERED IN WATER...DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND
DONT DROWN. IT IS NEVER SAFE TO DRIVE OR WALK THROUGH FLOOD WATERS.
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