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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY  
800 AM EDT SUN APRIL 30 2017  
   
..SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK BEGINS TODAY
 
 
   
..ARE YOU SEVERE WEATHER READY
 
 
APRIL 30 TO MAY 6 IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW  
YORK...CONNECTICUT...MASSACHUSETTS AND VERMONT. EVERYONE IS URGED TO  
BE WEATHER READY BY PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM THE HAZARDS OF  
FLOODING...TORNADOES...AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
NATIONALLY...ON AVERAGE...SEVERE WEATHER KILLS 279 PEOPLE PER  
YEAR...INCLUDING 110 FROM TORNADOES...82 FROM FLOODING...56 FROM  
WIND AND 31 FROM LIGHTNING. SEVERE WEATHER HAPPENS LOCALLY. THE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN ALBANY NEW YORK  
ISSUES 131 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS...4 TORNADO  
WARNINGS...AND 30 FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS PER YEAR.  
 
EACH DAY THIS WEEK WE WILL EXPLORE ACTIONS TO TAKE TO REDUCE THE  
RISK OF DEATH...INJURY AND PROPERTY LOSS FROM SEVERE WEATHER.  
 
MONDAY WE REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER TERMS AND DEFINITIONS.  
 
TUESDAY THE FOCUS IS ON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
WEDNESDAY WE TURN TO SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY.  
 
THURSDAY WILL FEATURE A STUDY OF TORNADOES WITH A REVIEW OF  
THUNDERSTORM SAFETY. ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 115 PM WE WILL  
CONDUCT OUR SEVERE WEATHER COMMUNICATION DRILL.  
 
FRIDAY IS THE DAY TO LOOK AT THE SUMMER FLOOD THREAT AND PROVIDE  
SOME SAFETY RULES.  
 
FINALLY...ON SATURDAY WE WILL REVIEW THE KEY ITEMS FROM THIS WEEK  
FOCUSING ON PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY.  
 
TAKING STEPS NOW TO PREPARE FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL HELP YOU KEEP  
SAFE AND ENJOY SUMMER. BE SMART. TAKE PART. PREPARE.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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