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Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
830 AM EDT SAT MAY 6 2017

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES...

The National Weather Service and the New York State Office of
Emergency Management have proclaimed April 30 to May 6 Severe
Weather Awareness Week in New York State.

NOAA Weather Radio is one of the best ways for people to receive
immediate hazardous weather information. Most models have a warning
alert feature. Using a special audio tone, National Weather Service
meteorologists can automatically activate these radio receivers and
give live information on the exact location and movement of
dangerous storms or flooding.

Newer models use the SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) digital
technology as commercial broadcast stations use to activate the
emergency alert system. NOAA Weather Radio is also a direct
information source for other natural and man made hazards such as
earthquakes and toxic chemical spills. That`s because the National
Weather Service maintains a close relationship with national, state,
and local emergency management agencies.

Even when the weather is not threatening, NOAA Weather Radio is a
great source of up to the minute weather information, forecasts,
marine weather, and climate information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week direct from your local National Weather Service Office.

Weather radios are relatively inexpensive, and they are available at
your favorite electronics supply store.

In Western New York, NOAA Weather Radio stations transmit from...

Buffalo on 162.55 MHz
Rochester on 162.400 MHz
Spencerport on 162.525 MHz
Lyons on 162.475 MHz
Watertown on 162.475 MHz
Frewsburg on 162.525 MHz
Little Valley on 162.425 MHz

All broadcasts originate from the National Weather Service Forecast
Office in Buffalo.

Today concludes severe weather awareness week. Over the last 20
years severe weather has killed over 100 people in New York and
caused billions of dollars in damage. On average, the National
Weather Service issues 400 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, 17 Tornado
Warnings, and 150 Flash Flood Warnings each year in New York.

Plan now to keep safe during severe weather.

For more information about severe weather safety visit out website
at www.nws.noaa.gov/os/thunderstorm

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HITCHCOCK/LEVAN



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