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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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