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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:02 AM EDT on April 26, 2015

800 am EDT sun April 26 2015

... Severe weather awareness week begins today...

April 26 to may 2 is severe weather awareness week in New
York... Connecticut... Massachusetts and Vermont. All residents
are urged to be weather ready by protecting themselves from The
Hazards of flooding... tornadoes... and severe thunderstorms.

Nationally... on average... severe weather kills 268 people per
year... including 109 from tornadoes... 75 from flooding... 51 from
wind and 33 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 during severe
weather to reduce the risk of death... injury and property loss to
you and your loved ones.

Monday we review severe weather terms and defintions.

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. Thursday April 30
is also americas preparathon.

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
once again 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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Alabama - Flood Warning , Record Report
Alaska - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
California - Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Delaware - Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Record Report
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Maine - Flood Warning
Maryland - Record Report
Massachusetts - Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
Nevada - Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
New Jersey - Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning
New York - Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Record Report
Oregon - Freeze Warning
Pennsylvania - Record Report
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Washington - Freeze Warning
West Virginia - Record Report
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement