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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
613 AM EDT Sat Nov 5 2016

...THIS IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

PLEASE JOIN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN PROMOTING WINTER WEATHER
EDUCATION...INCLUDING SAFETY.

THE TOPIC FOR TODAY IS WINTER WEATHER SAFETY.

FOR HEAVY SNOW...CHECK AND WINTERIZE YOUR VEHICLES BEFORE THE WINTER
SEASON BEGINS. CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING
BLANKETS...A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES...A SHOVEL AND MAP.

FOR ICING...MAKE SURE THAT AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF SALT AND SAND ARE
AVAILABLE FOR MELTING ICE.

FOR HIGH WINDS...STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOUSES BEGINS WITH WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 57 MPH. THESE WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE WHOLE TREES OR LARGE
TREE LIMBS TO FALL...WHICH CAN FALL ON POWER AND TELEPHONE LINES
CAUSING INTERRUPTION OF ELECTRICAL AND TELEPHONE SERVICE.
HEAVY ICING CAN ALSO CAUSE SIMILAR TYPES OF ELECTRICAL AND TELEPHONE
SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS. TO PREPARE FOR THESE HAZARDS...

FOR A MOBILE HOME...MAKE SURE THAT IT IS TIED DOWN AND IS SECURE.

WITHOUT THE SERVICES OF A REFRIGERATOR AND A STOVE...MAKE SURE TO
HAVE AN ADEQUATE STOCK OF CANNED GOODS.

FOR TIDAL FLOODING...KNOW THE FLOOD RISK FOR YOUR AREA AND
ELEVATIONS. KNOW WHAT WATER ELEVATIONS WILL CAUSE MINOR...MODERATE
AND MAJOR FLOODING IN YOUR AREA. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND
UNDERSTANDING MINOR...MODERATE...AND MAJOR FLOODING...PLEASE VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OKX/COASTALFLOOD

THE NWS FORECASTS STORM TIDES WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO MEAN LOWER
LOW WATER.

KNOW THE AVAILABLE ESCAPE ROUTES AND SHELTER LOCATIONS IF YOU ARE
DIRECTED TO EVACUATE.

THIS IS THE FINAL STATEMENT COVERING WINTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK.

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