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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM EDT on April 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.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Special Statement
Alaska - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
American Samoa - Flash Flood Warning
California - Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Record Report
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flash Flood Watch
Louisiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Maine - Special Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
New York - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Flash Flood Watch
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Flash Flood Watch
South Carolina - Record Report
South Dakota - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Special Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - High Wind Watch
Vermont - Record Report
Washington - Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement

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