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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY  
900 AM EDT FRI APR 21 2017  
   
..NEXT WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT AGENCY (PEMA), AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
OFFICERS ANNOUNCE, APRIL 24TH THROUGH APRIL 28TH, SEVERE  
WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA. NOAA'S NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) JOINS PEMA, AND OTHER EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, LOCAL AGENCIES, VOLUNTEER AGENCIES  
AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS IN URGING ALL RESIDENTS TO  
LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE HAZARDS OF FLOODING,  
TORNADOES, AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS A TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  
THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, LIGHTNING AND FLOODING AND PREPARE  
FOR THE DANGERS THEY BRING TO PENNSYLVANIA STATE DURING THE SPRING  
AND SUMMER SEASONS.  
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA  
WILL CONDUCT A SEVERE WEATHER DRILL ON TUESDAY APRIL 25TH, 2017  
AT 9:00 AM EDT.  
 
THESE DRILLS ARE MEANT TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
AGENCIES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, NURSING FACILITIES, THE MEDIA AND  
THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS,  
PRACTICE AND UPDATE SAFETY PROCEDURES. THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO  
REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER TERMINOLOGY.  
 
EACH DAY OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK WILL FOCUS ON A  
DIFFERENT TOPIC. THIS WILL HAVE A PRIMARY EMPHASIS ON WEATHER  
SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS. BELOW ARE THE TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED.  
 
MONDAY APRIL 24...TORNADOES.  
 
TUESDAY APRIL 25...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26...FLOODING.  
 
THURSDAY APRIL 27...SEVERE WEATHER TERMS AND DEFINITIONS .  
 
FRIDAY APRIL 28...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY.  
 
PLAN AHEAD FOR HAZARDS THAT THUNDERSTORMS CREATE. HELP US MAKE  
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK A SUCCESS BY BEING PREPARED.  
BE A FORCE OF NATURE.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WEATHER HAZARDS AND SEVERE WEATHER  
SAFETY, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:  
 
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BGM  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CTP/SEVEREWEATHERAWARENESSWEEK  
 
YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT  
DAVID NICOSIA WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
AT 607-770-9531 X 223 OR VIA EMAIL AT DAVID.NICOSIA@NOAA.GOV  
 
OR  
 
KAT HAWLEY  
NWS METEOROLOGIST  
AT 607-729-1597 X 4 OR VIA EMAIL AT KATHERINE.HAWLEY@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
KAT HAWLEY  
METEOROLOGIST  
NOAA'S NWS BINGHAMTON NY  
 
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