Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
442 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...BLIZZARD PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION...

BLIZZARD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA.
THIS MEANS THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...SUCH AS HEAVY
SNOW AND/OR BLOWING SNOW AND WINDS OF 35 MPH OR HIGHER REDUCING
VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS...
ARE EXPECTED.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR
VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT...WEATHER.GOV/NYC

BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES...BE PREPARED.

AT HOME OR WORK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE...

   * FLASHLIGHTS AND EXTRA BATTERIES.

   * CANNED FOOD AND A MANUAL OPENER...BOTTLED WATER AND ESSENTIAL
     MEDICATIONS.

   * A FIRST AID KIT.

   * SUFFICIENT HEATING FUEL.

   * A WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND SMOKE ALARM.

   * SALT AND SAND.

   * A BATTERY POWERED RADIO.

MAKE SURE YOUR PETS HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD...WATER AND SHELTER.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON...TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATIONS BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLE IS FULLY CHECKED AND
WINTERIZED. CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING BLANKETS...
CELL PHONE...A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES...A SHOVEL AND A MAP.

IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN YOUR VEHICLE...ENSURE THE TAIL PIPE IS
CLEAR...THEN STAY INSIDE...RUN THE ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR FOR
HEAT...KEEP YOUR WINDOW OPEN TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING...AND FROM TIME TO TIME EXERCISE BODY PARTS TO KEEP
BLOOD CIRCULATING AND TO KEEP WARM. TIE A COLORED CLOTH TO YOUR
VEHICLE.

IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...TRY TO STAY DRY AND COVER EXPOSED BODY PARTS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PREPARING FOR WINTER STORMS...PLEASE
VISIT...READY.GOV

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