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000 NOUS41 KBGM 191925 PNSBGM PAZ038>040-043-044-047-048-072-200400- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Binghamton NY 800 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019 ...Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania... The National Weather Service, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and County Emergency Management Officials has declared, April 22nd through April 26th, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. 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 during the spring and summer seasons. National weather service offices in the state of Pennsylvania will conduct a severe weather drill on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 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 that emphasized weather safety and preparedness. Below are the topics that will be covered. Monday April 22...Tornadoes. Tuesday April 23...Severe Thunderstorms. Wednesday April 24...Flooding. Thursday April 25...Severe Weather Terms and Definitions. Friday April 26...Severe Weather Preparedness and Safety. Plan ahead for hazards that thunderstorms create. Help us make severe weather awareness week a success by being prepared. For more information on weather hazards and Severe Weather Awareness Week, please visit: (all lower case) $$ Mitchell Gaines Meteorologist National Weather Service Binghamton NY is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.