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000 NOUS41 KBGM 211312 PNSBGM PAZ038>040-043-044-047-048-072-220400- Public information Statement National Weather Service Binghamton NY 900 AM EDT Fri Apr 21 2017 ...Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania... The National Weather Service, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and County Emergency Management Officers announce, April 24th through April 28th, Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. NOAA`s National Weather Service (NWS) joins PEMA, and other emergency management officials, 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 Pennsylvania state during the spring and summer seasons. National weather service offices in the state of Pennsylvania will conduct a severe weather drill on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT. These drills are meant to provide emergency management agencies, schools, hospitals, nursing facilities, the media and the public an opportunity to test communications systems, practice and update safety procedures. This is the best time to review severe weather terminology. Each day of Severe Weather Awareness Week will focus on a different topic. This will have a primary emphasis on weather safety and preparedness. Below are the topics that will be covered. Monday April 24...Tornadoes. Tuesday April 25...Severe Thunderstorms. Wednesday April 26...Flooding. Thursday April 27...Severe Weather Terms and Definitions . Friday April 28...Severe Weather Preparedness and Safety. Plan ahead for hazards that thunderstorms create. Help us make severe weather awareness week a success by being prepared. Be a force of nature. For more information on weather hazards and severe weather safety, please visit the following web site: http://www.weather.gov/bgm http://www.weather.gov/ctp/SevereWeatherAwarenessWeek You can also contact David Nicosia warning coordination meteorologist at 607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at david.nicosia@noaa.gov or Kat Hawley NWS Meteorologist at 607-729-1597 x 4 or via email at katherine.hawley@noaa.gov $$ Kat Hawley Meteorologist NOAA`s NWS Binghamton NY

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