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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
402 PM EST Sat Mar 11 2017

...Winter Storm/Blizzard Preparedness Information...

A winter storm watch is in effect for northeast New Jersey, a
good portion of the lower Hudson Valley of New York, and portions
of interior southern Connecticut and a Blizzard Watch is in effect
for Long Island, New York City, portions of the lower Hudson
Valley of New York, and coastal southern Connecticut. This means
hazardous winter weather conditions...such as heavy snow...winds
of 35 mph or higher with snow and blowing snow reducing visibility
to less than 1/4 mile for at least 3 hours...may affect the area
in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Stay tuned to NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio...your local news
media...or visit our web site at http://weather.gov/nyc as this
watch may be upgraded to a warning.

Before the storm strikes...be prepared.

At home or work the following items should be available...

* Flashlights and extra batteries.

* Canned food and a manual can opener...bottled water...and
  essential medications.

* A first aid kit.

* Sufficient heating fuel.

* A working fire extinguisher and smoke alarm.

* Salt and sand.

* A battery powered radio.

Make sure your pets have plenty of food...water and shelter.

Make sure your vehicle is fully checked and winterized. Carry a
winter storm survival kit including blankets...cell phone...a
flashlight with extra batteries...a shovel...and a map.

If you become stranded in your vehicle...ensure the tail pipe is
clear...then stay inside...run the engine 10 minutes each hour
for heat...keep your window open to avoid carbon monoxide
poisoning...and from time to time exercise body parts to keep
blood circulating and to keep warm. Tie a colored cloth to
your vehicle.

If caught outside...try to stay dry and cover exposed body parts.

For additional information on preparing for winter storms...
please
visit http://weather.gov/nyc/winter

$$

PW


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