Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

000
NOUS41 KOKX 021001
PNSOKX

ZCZC NYCWRKSW6 181553
TTAA00 KNYC DDHHMM
CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-030400-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
600 AM EDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

TODAY MARKS THE END OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

HERE IS A QUICK REVIEW OF THE IMPORTANT POINTS MADE THIS WEEK.

NATIONALLY...OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS...SEVERE WEATHER HAS KILLED 235
PEOPLE PER YEAR ON AVERAGE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. ACROSS THE
UNITED STATES IN JUST 2013...SEVERE WEATHER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR 6
EVENTS WHICH CAUSED MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE EACH. ON
AVERAGE...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
ISSUES 89 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS...7 TORNADO WARNINGS AND
ABOUT 40 FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS EACH YEAR.

PLAN NOW TO KEEP SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER.

BEFORE A STORM...DEVELOP A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT
HOME...SCHOOL...WORK...AND WHEN OUTDOORS. IDENTIFY A SAFE PLACE TO
TAKE SHELTER. CONDUCT FREQUENT DRILLS. KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU WILL
TAKE WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED. BE FAMILIAR WITH SURROUNDING AREAS
NEAR WHERE YOU LIVE AND WORK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES
WARNINGS BASED ON A SPECIFIC STORM`S MOVEMENT. KNOW WHERE TO TUNE TO
RECEIVE THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER...POSTPONE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF THUNDERSTORMS
ARE IMMINENT. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING OR CAR. STAY AWAY FROM TALL
OBJECTS SUCH AS TOWERS...ISOLATED TREES AND TELEPHONE POLES. IF
CAUGHT OUTDOORS...FIND A LOW SPOT. MAKE SURE YOUR CHOICE IS NOT
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. IF IN THE WOODS...TAKE SHELTER UNDER
SMALLER TREES. IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING...SEEK SHELTER ON LAND
IMMEDIATELY.

IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED...MOVE TO A PRE DESIGNATED PLACE OF
SAFETY...PREFERABLY A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM. STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS. GET AS LOW TO THE GROUND AS POSSIBLE. COVER YOUR HEAD. IF
CAUGHT OUTDOORS AND A TORNADO THREATENS...LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR
DEPRESSION AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. BE AWARE OF FLYING
DEBRIS. FLYING DEBRIS CAUSES MOST FATALITIES AND INJURIES DURING A
TORNADO. MOBILE HOMES OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.
EVACUATE YOUR MOBILE HOME AND MOVE TO YOUR DESIGNATED PLACE OF
SAFETY.

FLASH FLOODING CAN BE DEADLY. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF
WATER. ALMOST HALF OF ALL FLASH FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN
AUTOMOBILES. TWO FEET OF FLOWING WATER WILL CAUSE MOST CARS TO
FLOAT...SMALLER CARS WILL FLOAT IN LESS WATER. FLOODING HAZARDS ARE
INCREASED AT NIGHT WHEN VISIBILITY IS REDUCED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE URGES YOU TO RESPECT ALL BARRIERS THAT WARN OF FLOODED
ROADS. TURN AROUND...DO NOT DROWN.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND
WARNINGS. A WATCH MEANS THAT SEVERE WEATHER...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...TORNADOES OR FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. YOU
SHOULD ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A WARNING IS ISSUED. A WARNING
MEANS THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. WHEN ANY SEVERE
WEATHER WARNING IS ISSUED...TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
LIFE.

TAKING STEPS NOW TO PREPARE FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL HELP KEEP YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE SHOULD FLOODING THREATEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS...VISIT OUR WEB
PAGE. TODAY CONCLUDES SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.