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000 NOUS41 KOKX 291013 PNSOKX ZCZC NYCWRKHA6 200928 TTAA00 KNYC DDHHMM ZCZC NYCWRKHA6 000 TTAA00 KNYC 250954 CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-301000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 600 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015 ...NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS FROM MAY 24 TO MAY 30... PLEASE JOIN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN UPTON NEW YORK IN OBSERVING NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK. TODAYS TOPIC COVERS PREPARING FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE IMPACTS INCLUDING GET A PLAN. PREVENTING THE LOSS OF LIFE AND MINIMIZING THE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY FROM HURRICANES ARE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE SHARED BY ALL. OVER THE PAST WEEK...YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT SPECIFIC HAZARDS THAT ACCOMPANY TROPICAL CYCLONES. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO IS TO BE INFORMED AND PREPARED. DISASTER PREVENTION SHOULD INCLUDE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FIVE STEPS. DEVELOP A FAMILY PLAN. YOUR PLAN SHOULD BE BASED ON YOUR PARTICULAR VULNERABILITY TO EACH OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS. THIS PLAN SHOULD BE PUT IN WRITING AND SHARED WITH OTHER FRIENDS AND FAMILY. CREATE A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT. THERE WILL BE CERTAIN ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU RIDE OUT A HURRICANE. THIS KIT WILL BE USEFUL WHEN YOU EVACUATE AS WELL AS MAKING YOU AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE IN YOUR HOME. HAVE A PLACE TO GO. FOR RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ALONG COASTAL COMMUNITIES...FIND OUT TODAY IF YOU ARE IN AN EVACUATION ZONE. REMEMBER THAT IF AN EVACUATION ORDER IS GIVEN THAT ROADWAYS WILL BECOME CONGESTED...AND THAT INLAND MOTELS AND HOTELS MAY FILL UP QUICKLY. BE SURE TO HAVE A FULL TANK OF GAS BEFORE DEPARTING. SECURE YOUR HOME. IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRENGTHEN THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE SO WIND AND DEBRIS DO NOT TEAR LARGE OPENINGS IN IT. FINALLY...REMEMBER YOUR PETS. A TROPICAL CYCLONE WILL POSE SIMILAR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRESSES ON PETS AS THOSE FELT BY THEIR HUMAN COMPANIONS. MOST SHELTERS DO NOT ACCEPT PETS. THIS NEEDS TO BE INCORPORATED IN YOUR FAMILY PLAN. BE PREPARED THIS HURRICANE SEASON...AND VISIT HURRICANES.GOV AND READY.GOV/HURRICANES. $$

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