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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
824 AM EDT SUN MAY 17 2015

...SAFE BOATING WEEK CONTINUES...

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

...DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING...

EVERY BOATER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CARBON
MONOXIDE POISONING. CARBON MONOXIDE IS A COLORLESS, ODORLESS AND
TASTELESS GAS PRODUCED WHEN A CARBON-BASED FUEL SUCH AS GASOLINE OR
PROPANE BURNS. CO CAN BE EMITTED FROM BOAT ENGINES AND GAS
GENERATORS.

CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES CAN HARM OR EVEN KILL YOU INSIDE OR OUTSIDE
YOUR BOAT. IT ENTERS YOUR BLOODSTREAM THROUGH THE LUNGS, BLOCKING
THE OXYGEN YOUR BODY NEEDS. EARLY SYMPTOMS ARE OFTEN CONFUSED WITH
SEASICKNESS OR INTOXICATION. PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOW
CONCENTRATIONS OR SHORT EXPOSURE TO HIGH CONCENTRATIONS CAN KILL
YOU.

EVERY BOATER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING. KNOW WHERE AND HOW CARBON MONOXIDE MAY ACCUMULATE IN AND
AROUND YOUR BOAT. MAINTAIN FRESH AIR CIRCULATION. INSTALL AND
MAINTAIN CO ALARMS INSIDE YOUR BOAT.

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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