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Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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500 AM EDT THU APR 26 2018

...Severe Weather Awareness Week in New England and New York...

The National Weather Service, along with all the New England states

and the state of New York, have proclaimed the week of May 1st

through May 5th as sSevere Weather Awareness Week.

The National Weather Service in Burlington Vermont will air special

programming on NOAA Weather Radio to highlight its annual severe

weather awareness week campaign. Public information statements

will be issued daily during the morning.

.Today...Outline of Severe Weather Awareness Week

.Tuesday...Hazardous weather terminology

.Wednesday...   Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes

.Thursday...    Flooding


The mission of the National Weather Service is to issue timely and

specific severe weather watches and warnings in an effort to save

lives and reduce property damage. However, the final responsibility

is yours. The best protection from severe storms is a well rehearsed

plan. You must know what action to take when a severe weather watch

or warning is issued. If threatening weather approaches, you need

to take immediate action.

You and your family should have a plan in the event severe weather

threatens. Where would you and your family go if threatening weather

approached or a warning was issued for your area? Would you quickly

be able to find a place of safety if you were at school, work, or

perhaps at the mall. If you were caught outdoors, where would you

go? Give it some thought. Remember, you may have only seconds to

save yourself.

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is a worthwhile investment that may

one day save your life. A battery operated noaa weather radio with

tone alert capabilities is one of the quickest and most reliable way

to receive severe weather information.

Severe weather most often occurs in the North Country during the

months of may through september. However, severe weather can occur

at any time of the year and so you should always be prepared.

More information on severe weather as well as forecasts and other

weather information can be found at Also,

visit our NWS Burlington Facebook and Twitter sites for more


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