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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
600 AM EDT SAT APR 30 2016  
   
..THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
 
 
TODAY MARKS THE END OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.  
 
HERE IS A QUICK REVIEW OF THE IMPORTANT POINTS MADE THIS WEEK.  
 
NATIONALLY...OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS...SEVERE WEATHER HAS KILLED 199  
PEOPLE PER YEAR ON AVERAGE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. ACROSS THE  
UNITED STATES IN 2015..SEVERE WEATHER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR 104  
FATALITIES. ON AVERAGE...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LONG ISLAND  
NEW YORK ISSUES 104 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS...7 TORNADO  
WARNINGS AND ABOUT 61 FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS EACH YEAR.  
 
PLAN NOW TO KEEP SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER.  
 
BEFORE A STORM...DEVELOP A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT  
HOME...SCHOOL...WORK...AND WHEN OUTDOORS. IDENTIFY A SAFE PLACE TO  
TAKE SHELTER. CONDUCT DRILLS. KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU WILL TAKE WHEN A  
WARNING IS ISSUED. BE FAMILIAR WITH SURROUNDING AREAS NEAR WHERE YOU  
LIVE AND WORK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES WARNINGS BASED ON  
A SPECIFIC STORM'S MOVEMENT. KNOW WHERE TO TUNE TO RECEIVE THE  
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION.  
 
DURING SEVERE WEATHER...POSTPONE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF THUNDERSTORMS  
ARE IMMINENT. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING OR CAR. STAY AWAY FROM TALL  
OBJECTS SUCH AS TOWERS...ISOLATED TREES AND TELEPHONE POLES. 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.  
 
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...WHICH 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. ALMOST HALF OF ALL FLASH FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN  
AUTOMOBILES. TWO FEET OF FLOWING WATER WILL CAUSE MOST CARS TO  
FLOAT...SMALLER CARS WILL FLOAT IN LESS WATER. 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...DO NOT 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. YOU  
SHOULD ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A WARNING IS ISSUED. A WARNING  
MEANS THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. WHEN ANY SEVERE  
WEATHER WARNING IS ISSUED...TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR  
LIFE.  
 
TAKING STEPS NOW TO PREPARE FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL HELP KEEP YOU  
AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE SHOULD FLOODING THREATEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS...VISIT OUR WEB  
PAGE. TODAY CONCLUDES SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.  
 

 
 
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