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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
530 AM EDT Sun May 6 2018

...National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 6 to May 12...
...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.

Last season there were three major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher)
that made landfall in the U.S. These included Harvey along the Texas
coast, Irma along the Florida Coast, and Maria in Puerto Rico.
These storm devastated the region they impacted with high winds,
heavy rainfall, and storm surge.

The last system to impact the tri-state area with significant
impacts was Sandy in 2012. Over 50 people lost their lives in the
area due to a life threatening surge. The last major hurricane to
impact the area was Hurricane Carol in 1954 and before that the 1938
Long Island Express.

These storms remind us that it just takes one storm to make it a bad
hurricane season for your community. In addition, storms like Sandy
and Irene were not classified as major hurricane, but still had
significant impacts.

Don`t suffer from hurricane amnesia and be complacent this hurricane
season. Be prepared and visit hurricanes.gov and
ready.gov/hurricanes.

The next statement will focus on Developing an Evacuation Plan.

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