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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
658 AM EST THU JAN 21 2016

...WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION...

WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WATCHES HAS BEEN POSTED FOR MUCH OF THE
TRI-STATE AREA. THIS MEANS HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS...SUCH AS HEAVY SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DUE TO WINDS
OF 35 MPH OR HIGHER WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITY
TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS...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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