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000 NOUS41 KOKX 310849 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 010900- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 349 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015 ...WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION... A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA. THIS MEANS HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...SUCH AS HEAVY SNOW OR ICE MAY AFFECT THE AREA IN THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS...BUT ITS OCCURRENCE...LOCATION AND TIMING ARE STILL UNCERTAIN. STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT...WEATHER.GOV/NYC AS THIS WATCH MAY BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING. BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES...BE PREPARED. AT HOME OR WORK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD TO 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. 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...WEATHER.GOV/NYC/WINTERWEATHER.HTML $$

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