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000 NOUS41 KOKX 201005 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-211000- Public Information Statement National Weather Service New York NY 605 AM EDT Fri May 20 2016 ...National Hurricane Preparedness Week is from May 15 to May 21... Please join the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Upton New York in observing National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Today`s topic covers identifying your trusted sources of information for a hurricane event. NOAA`s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. Your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office provides information regarding the expected impacts from the storm for your area. Emergency managers will make the decisions regarding evacuations. Organizations such as FLASH make disaster safety recommendations.And the media outlets will broadcast this information to you. All work together to be your trusted sources, especially for those less able to take care of themselves. Be prepared this hurricane season...and visit and $$ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.