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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
601 AM EDT Sun May 7 2017

...National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7 to May 13...
...Determine Your Risk...

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen
where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them.

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem.  Their impacts can be
felt hundreds of miles inland.

It`s easy to forget what a hurricane is capable of doing.  The U.S.
has not been directly impacted by a major hurricane (Category 3 or
higher) in more than a decade.

However, hurricanes such as Ike, Sandy and Isaac reminded us that
significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane.
Many people are suffering from hurricane amnesia in the forms of
complacency, denial and inexperience.  This remarkable hurricane
streak is going to end, and we have to be ready for it to happen
this season.

The next statement will focus on Developing an Evacuation Plan.

Be prepared this hurricane season and visit hurricanes.gov and
ready.gov/hurricanes.

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