Public Information Statement
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000 NOUS41 KOKX 151044 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-161000- Public Information Statement National Weather Service New York NY 644 AM EDT SUN MAY 15 2016 ...NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS MAY 15 TO MAY 21... ...DETERMINE YOUR RISK... Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. It`s easy to forget what a hurricane is capable of doing. The U.S. has not been directly impacted by a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) in more than a decade. However, hurricanes such as Ike, Sandy, and Isaac reminded us that significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane. Many people are suffering from hurricane amnesia in the forms of complacency, denial and inexperience. This remarkable hurricane streak is going to end, and we have to be ready for it to happen this season. The next statement will focus on Developing an Evacuation Plan. $$

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