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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
600 AM EDT Thu May 19 2016

...National Hurricane Preparedness Week is from May 15 to May 21...

Please join the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Upton
New York in observing National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Today`s topic covers mitigating damage.

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in
good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications.
Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as
you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel, or aluminum panels to
board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the
most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand
the winds.

Be prepared this hurricane season...and visit and

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