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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY

800 AM EDT SUN APR 24 2016



...NEXT WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK AND
PENNSYLVANIA...



NEXT WEEK, APRIL 24TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH, HAS BEEN DECLARED SEVERE
WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA. NOAA`S NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE JOINS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE AGENCIES OF
BOTH NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA, LOCAL AGENCIES, VOLUNTEER AGENCIES
AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS IN URGING ALL RESIDENTS TO LEARN
HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE HAZARDS OF FLOODING, TORNADOES
AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.



SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS A TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, LIGHTNING AND FLOODING AND PREPARE FOR
THE DANGERS THEY BRING TO NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE
WARMER PART OF THE YEAR.



AS PART OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICES WILL CONDUCT A TEST WARNING ON THURSDAY APRIL 28TH AT
1:15 PM IN NEW YORK STATE ONLY. THERE WILL BE NO TEST WARNING IN
PENNSYLVANIA.



THE DRILL WILL CONSIST OF EACH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
ISSUING A TEST WARNING FOR THE COUNTIES THEY SERVE IN NEW YORK
STATE. AGAIN, NO TEST WARNING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN PENNSYLVANIA.



THESE DRILL WARNINGS IN NEW YORK PROVIDE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCIES, SCHOOLS HOSPITALS, NURSING FACILITIES, THE MEDIA AND THE
PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, PRACTICE AND
UPDATE SAFETY PROCEDURES AND REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER TERMINOLOGY.



EACH DAY NEXT WEEK THE FOCUS WILL BE ON A DIFFERENT TOPIC, WITH
AN EMPHASIS ON WEATHER SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS. BELOW ARE THE
TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED.



ON MONDAY APRIL 25, THE TOPIC WILL BE A REVIEW OF SEVERE WEATHER
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS.



ON TUESDAY APRIL 26, THE TOPIC WILL BE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.



ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 27, THE TOPIC WILL BE SEVERE WEATHER
PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY.



ON THURSDAY APRIL 28, THE TOPIC WILL BE TORNADOES.



ON FRIDAY APRIL 29, THE TOPIC WILL BE FLOODING.



PLAN AHEAD FOR THE HAZARDS THAT THUNDERSTORMS CREATE.  HELP US MAKE

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK A SUCCESS, BY BEING PREPARED.



FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK AND SEVERE
WEATHER SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:



http://www.weather.gov/bgm/preparednessSWAW



YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT, DAVID NICOSIA, WARNING COORDINATION
METEOROLOGIST FOR NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
BINGHAMTON, AT 607-770-9531 X 223, OR EMAIL AT
DAVID.NICOSIA@NOAA.GOV


$$



DJN



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