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000 NOUS41 KOKX 291034 PNSOKX - KNYC 181354 WRKSW3 CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-301000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 633 AM EDT WED APR 29 2015 ...THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SEVERAL NEW YORK AGENCIES INCLUDING THE NEW YORK STATE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMISSION IS PROMOTING SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY FOR ALL PEOPLE. THIS STATEMENT COVERS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY. HERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A STORM TO KEEP SAFE THIS SEASON. BEFORE A STORM...DEVELOP A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT HOME...SCHOOL... WORK...AND WHEN OUTDOORS. IDENTIFY A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE SHELTER. CONDUCT FREQUENT DRILLS. KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU WILL TAKE WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED. BE FAMILIAR WITH AREAS AROUND WHERE YOU LIVE AND WORK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES WARNINGS BASED ON THE SPECIFIC STORM`S MOVEMENT. KNOW WHERE TO TUNE TO RECEIVE THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION. DURING SEVERE WEATHER...POSTPONE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT. THERE IS NO SAFE SPOT OUTDOORS. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING OR CAR. A GAZEBO...BASEBALL DUGOUT...PICNIC SHELTER OR A COVERED PORCH DO NOT OFFER PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO A BUILDING OR HARD TOP VEHICLE STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TOWERS...ISOLATED TREES AND TELEPHONE POLES. MOVE OFF OF HIGHER TERRAIN...FINDING A LOW SPOT IF POSSIBLE. MAKE SURE YOUR CHOICE IS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. IF IN THE WOODS...TAKE SHELTER UNDER SMALLER TREES ONCE CLEAR OF HIGHER TERRAIN. IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING...SEEK SHELTER ON LAND IMMEDIATELY. IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED...MOVE TO A PRE DESIGNATED 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 THE POWER IS OUT...USE FLASHLIGHTS...NOT FLAMMABLE OBJECTS SUCH AS CANDLES...TORCHES...OR LANTERNS. REPORT BROKEN 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. NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS OFFERS THE BEST WAY TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH WEATHER CONDITIONS WHETHER AT HOME...WORK OR PLAY. IT PROVIDES CONTINUOUS BROADCASTS OF WEATHER INFORMATION...WITH IMMEDIATE RELAY OF ANY SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS. NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECOMMENDS EVERYONE HAVE ACCESS TO A NOAA WEATHER RADIO. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS...VISIT OUR WEB PAGE. TOMORROW WE LOOK AT TORNADOES AND CONDUCT OUR HAZARDOUS WEATHER COMMUNICATION DRILL. $$

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