Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1100 AM EDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...TODAY BEGINS SAFE BOATING WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS PARTNERED WITH THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL TO HELP PROMOTE SAFE BOATING PRACTICES.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CAN BE EVEN MORE HAZARDOUS ON THE WATER THAN
ON LAND. BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, OR B U I, AFFECTS JUDGMENT,
VISION, BALANCE AND COORDINATION. THESE IMPAIRMENTS CAN INCREASE THE
RISK OF BEING INVOLVED IN A BOATING ACCIDENT FOR BOTH PASSENGERS AND
BOAT OPERATORS. ALCOHOL IS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN ABOUT A THIRD OF
ALL RECREATIONAL BOATING FATALITIES.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO OPERATE ANY BOAT OR WATERCRAFT WHILE UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN EVERY STATE. PENALTIES CAN INCLUDE
FINES, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE AND EVEN
JAIL TIME.

EVERY BOATER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF BOATING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFE BOATING WEEK VISIT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/MARINE/SAFEBOATING/WEEK.SHTML.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE SHORE AND WHILE BOATING CHECK WWW.WEATHER.GOV
OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS FOR THE LATEST MARINE
FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL
AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, REMINDING YOU THAT NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING WEEK IS MAY 16 THROUGH 22.

$$

LEVAN



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