Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
915 AM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

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

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO HAS DECLARED NEXT WEEK...APRIL 26TH THROUGH MAY 2ND...
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK. NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AGENCIES OF THE NEW YORK STATE
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMISSION...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 STATE 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 30TH AT 115 PM.

THE DRILL WILL CONSIST OF EACH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE ISSUING A TEST
WARNING FOR THE COUNTIES THEY SERVE IN NEW YORK STATE.

THESE DRILL WARNINGS 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 27...THE TOPIC WILL BE A REVIEW OF SEVERE WEATHER TERMS AND DEFINITIONS.

ON TUESDAY APRIL 28...THE TOPIC WILL BE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 29...THE TOPIC WILL BE SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY.

ON THURSDAY APRIL 30...THE TOPIC WILL BE TORNADOES.

ON FRIDAY MAY 1...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.
IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

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

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BGM/PREPAREDNESSSWAW

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