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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
607 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS FROM MAY 24 TO MAY 30...

PLEASE JOIN YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN UPTON
NEW YORK IN OBSERVING NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK.

HURRICANES ARE POWERFUL STORMS THAN CAN CREATE SEVERE FLOODING...
DANGEROUS STORM SURGE...HIGH WINDS...AND TORNADOES.  THE EFFECTS
OF THESE STORMS CAN BE DEVASTATING TO ENTIRE COMMUNITIES AND HAVE
LONG LASTING IMPACTS.

THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1. THE PEAK THREAT FOR
THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES IS FROM THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER. HOWEVER...HURRICANES CAN OCCUR
ANYTIME DURING THE HURRICANE SEASON.

EACH YEAR AN AVERAGE OF 12 TROPICAL STORMS DEVELOP OVER THE ATLANTIC
OCEAN...CARIBBEAN SEA AND GULF OF MEXICO. USUALLY 6 OF THESE STORMS
BECOME HURRICANES...WITH 3 BEING MAJOR.

THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR THE 2014 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON IS
FORECASTING A NEAR NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL SEASON.

REMEMBER...SEASONAL OUTLOOKS CANNOT FORECAST WHERE A STORM WILL MAKE
LANDFALL AND IT ONLY TAKES ONE STORM TO HIT YOUR COMMUNITY TO MAKE
IT A BAD YEAR.

BE PREPARED THIS HURRICANE SEASON...AND VISIT HURRICANES.GOV AND
READY.GOV/HURRICANES.

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