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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
800 AM EDT SUN OCT 29 2017

...THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK...

The National Weather Service and The New York State Office of
Emergency Management is promoting winter safety to all New Yorkers
during Winter Weather Awareness week October 29 through November 4.

Winter in New York State can be a time of unsurpassed beauty. It is
also a time when winter storms and sub zero temperatures pose a
threat to disrupt our daily lives.

An emergency, be it a natural disaster or emergency such as a winter
storm, flood, power outage or a terrorist act, can occur quickly and
without warning.  You can become better prepared to protect yourself
and your family by following this safety information.

First, develop a family emergency plan.  Emergencies may strike
anywhere.  Develop a plan at home.  But also learn about your plans
at your workplace, or anywhere else you and your family spend time.

Second, stock up on emergency supplies. Often during an emergency,
electricity, heat, air conditioning or telephone service may not
work.  Be prepared to make it on your own for at least three days,
maybe longer.  Make sure you include bottled water, non perishable
food, flashlight, batteries and a battery operated radio.

Third, be aware.  Pay attention to the news.  Know your local radio
and television stations that can provide you with up to date
official information during an emergency.

New Yorkers can now be notified immediately of threatening
conditions through a state program called New York Alert. By signing
up for N Y Alert, you can receive warnings and emergency information
via the web, your cell phone, email and other technologies. Visit
www.nyalert.gov.

You can also always get the latest information on threatening winter
storms, 24 hours a day, by tuning into NOAA Weather Radio the voice
of the National Weather Service. Radio stations serving Western New
York include:
Buffalo KEB98 broadcasting on 162.550 MHZ,
Rochester KHA53 broadcasting on 162.400 MHZ,
Spencerport WNG539 broadcasting on 162.525 MHZ,
Watertown WXN68 broadcasting on 162.475 MHZ,
Frewsburg WNG541 broadcasting on 162.525 MHZ,
Little Valley WWG32 broadcasting on 162.425 MHZ, and
Lyons WZ2536 broadcasting on 162.475 MHZ.

Throughout the week we will be highlighting ways that you can be
ready for all types of winter weather conditions.

$$

Levan/SW


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