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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
800 AM EDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES TODAY...

TODAY MARKS THE END OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

PLAN NOW TO KEEP SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER.

BEFORE A STORM...DEVELOP A SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY PLAN AT HOME...
SCHOOL...WORK...CHURCH AND WHEN OUTDOORS. IDENTIFY A SAFE PLACE
TO TAKE SHELTER. CONDUCT FREQUENT DRILLS. KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU
WILL TAKE WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED. KNOW WHERE TO RECEIVE THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION. BE WEATHER READY.

NOAA WEATHER RADIO OFFERS ONE WAY TO RECEIVE IMMEDIATE RELAY
OF SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS. MANY LOCAL TELEVISION AND
RADIO STATIONS ALSO BROADCAST WEATHER ALERTS. COMPUTERS AND
WIRELESS DEVICES CAN ALSO RECEIVE WARNINGS. THE RED CROSS...MANY
STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES AND PRIVATE VENDORS HAVE
WIRELESS APPLICATIONS THAT WILL ALERT YOU OF SEVERE WEATHER BY
RELAYING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNINGS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER...POSTPONE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF
THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING OR CAR. IF
CAUGHT OUTDOORS...FIND A LOW SPOT. MAKE SURE YOUR CHOICE IS NOT
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. IF IN THE WOODS...TAKE SHELTER UNDER
SMALLER TREES. IF YOU ARE BOATING OR SWIMMING...SEEK SHELTER
ON LAND IMMEDIATELY. WHEN THE THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS.

IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED...MOVE TO A PRE DESIGNATED PLACE OF
SAFETY...PREFERABLY A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM. STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS. GET AS LOW TO THE GROUND AS POSSIBLE. COVER YOUR HEAD. IF
CAUGHT OUTDOORS AND A TORNADO THREATENS...LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR
DEPRESSION AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. BE AWARE OF FLYING
DEBRIS. FLYING DEBRIS CAUSES MOST FATALITIES AND INJURIES DURING A
TORNADO. MOBILE HOMES OFFER LITTLE PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO.
EVACUATE YOUR MOBILE HOME AND MOVE TO YOUR DESIGNATED PLACE OF
SAFETY.

FLASH FLOODING CAN BE DEADLY. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF
WATER. HALF OF ALL FLASH FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN
AUTOMOBILES. TWO FEET OF FLOWING WATER WILL CAUSE MOST CARS TO
FLOAT. FLOODING HAZARDS ARE INCREASED AT NIGHT WHEN VISIBILITY IS
REDUCED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE URGES YOU TO RESPECT ALL
BARRIERS THAT WARN OF FLOODED ROADS. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND
WARNINGS. A WATCH MEANS THAT SEVERE WEATHER...SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS...TORNADOES OR FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. A WARNING
MEANS THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. YOU SHOULD
KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A WARNING IS ISSUED. WHEN A WARNING...ANY
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING...IS ISSUED...TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO
PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...GO TO OUR
WEB SITE WWW.WEATHER.GOV. THEN CLICK ON EASTERN NEW YORK OR
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. FINALLY...SELECT OUR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS
LINK.

TODAY CONCLUDES SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

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DIRIENZO



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