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Public information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
900 AM EDT Fri Apr 21 2017

...Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania...

The National Weather Service,  Pennsylvania Emergency
Management Agency (PEMA), and County Emergency Management
Officers announce, April 24th through April 28th, Severe
Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. NOAA`s National
Weather Service (NWS) joins PEMA, and other emergency
management officials, local agencies, volunteer agencies
and private sector organizations in urging all residents to
learn how to protect themselves from the hazards of flooding,
tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is a time to learn more about
thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and flooding and prepare
for the dangers they bring to Pennsylvania state during the spring
and summer seasons.

National weather service offices in the state of Pennsylvania
will conduct a severe weather drill on Tuesday April 25th, 2017
at 9:00 AM EDT.

These drills are meant to provide emergency management
agencies, schools, hospitals, nursing facilities, the media and
the public an opportunity to test communications systems,
practice and update safety procedures. This is the best time to
review severe weather terminology.

Each day of Severe Weather Awareness Week will focus on a
different topic. This will have a primary emphasis on weather
safety and preparedness. Below are the topics that will be covered.

Monday April 24...Tornadoes.

Tuesday April 25...Severe Thunderstorms.

Wednesday April 26...Flooding.

Thursday April 27...Severe Weather Terms and Definitions .

Friday April 28...Severe Weather Preparedness and Safety.

Plan ahead for hazards that thunderstorms create.  Help us make
severe weather awareness week a success by being prepared.
Be a force of nature.

For more information on weather hazards and severe weather
safety, please visit the following web site:

You can also contact
David Nicosia warning coordination meteorologist
at 607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at


Kat Hawley
NWS Meteorologist
at 607-729-1597 x 4 or via email at

Kat Hawley
NOAA`s NWS Binghamton NY is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.