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000 NOUS41 KOKX 301013 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-311000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 600 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 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 THE ACTIONS YOU SHOULD TAKE TO BE SAFE. NOW THAT YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT HURRICANE HAZARDS...AND HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU...YOUR HOME AND YOUR FAMILY...THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS TO TAKE ACTION WHEN THE TIME COMES. WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR DISASTER SUPPLY KIT. MAKE SURE THAT NOTHING IS MISSING. DETERMINE IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU NEED TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR KIT. IT IS ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO REPLACE OR REPLENISH YOUR SUPPLY OF WATER. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACTIVATE YOUR FAMILY DISASTER PLAN. PROTECTIVE MEASURES SHOULD BE INITIATED...ESPECIALLY THOSE ACTIONS THAT REQUIRE EXTRA TIME...SUCH AS SECURING A BOAT OR LEAVING A BARRIER ISLAND. WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED...YOU SHOULD READY YOUR DISASTER SUPPLY KIT FOR USE. IF YOU NEED TO EVACUATE...YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR SUPPLY KIT WITH YOU. AT THIS TIME YOUR FAMILY SHOULD BE IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING PROTECTIVE ACTIONS AND DECIDING THE SAFEST LOCATION TO BE DURING THE STORM. FINALLY...ONE LAST PIECE OF ADVICE IS TO REMAIN ALERT AT ALL TIMES DURING HURRICANE SEASON. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS...AND TAKE NOTE OF ANY STORM THAT IS LOCATED NORTH OF LATITUDE 20 DEGREES AND WEST OF LONGITUDE 60 DEGREES WEST. THE GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK LOCATED AT HURRICANES.GOV IS EXCELLENT WAY TO REMAIN SITUATIONALLY AWARE. THIS WILL HELP YOU FROM BEING CAUGHT OFF GUARD FROM A QUICK MOVING STORM. WE LIVE IN A DENSELY POPULATED AREA OF THE COUNTRY. AS A STORM APPROACHES...STORES WILL LIKELY RUN LOW ON SUPPLIES...AND TRAFFIC WILL INCREASE TRAVEL TIMES. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT HURRICANES...THE HAZARDS THEY POSE...AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME. WITH THIS INFORMATION YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE TAKEN IMPORTANT STEPS TOWARD PROGRESSING THROUGH HURRICANE SEASON AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. BE PREPARED THIS HURRICANE SEASON...AND VISIT HURRICANES.GOV AND READY.GOV/HURRICANES. $$

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