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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
840 AM EDT WED APR 29 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAVE PROCLAIMED APRIL 26 THROUGH MAY 2 SEVERE
WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE.

NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AGENCIES OF
THE NEW YORK STATE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMISSION...LOCAL
AGENCIES... VOLUNTEER AGENCIES... AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
IN URGING ALL NEW YORKERS TO LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM
THE HAZARDS OF FLOODING... TORNADOES...AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

THERE ARE SEVERAL STEPS YOU CAN TAKE BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A
STORM TO KEEP SAFE THIS SPRING AND SUMMER.

BEFORE A STORM... DEVELOP A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT HOME...
SCHOOL... WORK... AND WHEN OUTDOORS. IDENTIFY IN ADVANCE A SAFE
PLACE TO TAKE SHELTER. CONDUCT FREQUENT DRILLS.

KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU WILL TAKE WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED. KNOW THE
COUNTY WHERE YOU ARE AND THE NAMES OF NEARBY TOWNS. THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE REFERENCES COUNTY, TOWN AND CITY NAMES IN THE
WARNINGS THAT ARE ISSUED. KNOW WHERE TO TUNE TO RECEIVE THE LATEST
WEATHER INFORMATION.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER...POSTPONE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF THUNDERSTORMS
ARE IMMINENT. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING OR CAR. STAY AWAY FROM TALL
OBJECTS SUCH AS TOWERS...ISOLATED TALL TREES AND TELEPHONE POLES. IF
CAUGHT OUTDOORS... FIND A LOW SPOT. MAKE SURE YOUR CHOICE IS NOT
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. IF IN THE WOODS... TAKE SHELTER UNDER
SMALLER TREES. IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING... SEEK SHELTER ON
LAND IMMEDIATELY.

IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED... MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY...
PREFERABLY A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. GET
AS LOW TO THE GROUND AS POSSIBLE. COVER YOUR HEAD. IF CAUGHT
OUTDOORS AND A TORNADO THREATENS... LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR
DEPRESSION AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. BE AWARE OF FLYING
DEBRIS. FLYING DEBRIS CAUSES MOST FATALITIES AND INJURIES DURING A
TORNADO.

MOBILE HOMES OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO. EVACUATE YOUR
MOBILE HOME AND MOVE TO YOUR DESIGNATED PLACE OF SAFETY.

AFTER THE SEVERE WEATHER HAS CLEARED... GET MEDICAL CARE QUICKLY AT
THE NEAREST HOSPITAL IF NECESSARY. IF THE POWER IS OUT... USE
FLASHLIGHTS... NOT FLAMMABLE OBJECTS SUCH AS CANDLES... TORCHES...
OR LANTERNS. REPORT BROKEN OR DOWNED UTILITY LINES TO THE
AUTHORITIES. BOIL DRINKING WATER BEFORE USE. DO NOT VISIT DISASTER
AREAS.

YOUR CHANCES OF REMAINING SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER ARE GREATER IF
YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY RULES. YOU SHOULD PREPARE NOW FOR THE
UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY VISIT OUR WEBSITE
/ALL LOWER CASE/ WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/SEVEREWEATHER

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LEVAN



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