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...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAVE PROCLAIMED APRIL 28 THROUGH MAY 4 SEVERE 
WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

OF ALL THE WEATHER HAZARDS WHICH CONFRONT NEW YORKERS... FLOODING 
POSES THE GREATEST THREAT TO LIVES AND PROPERTY. ON AUGUST 9TH 
2010... FLASH FLOODING RAVAGED PARTS OF GOWANDA AND SILVER CREEK IN 
WESTERN NEW YORK RESULTING IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. 

THE HEAVY RAINS OF HURRICANES IRENE AND LEE IN 2011 CAUSED OVER A 
BILLION DOLLARS IN FLOOD DAMAGES ACROSS NEW YORK STATE AND DAMAGES
FROM LAST YEAR'S STORM SANDY ARE ESTIMATED AT OVER 40 BILLION
DOLLARS. 

WHEN LOOKING AT PREVIOUS FLOOD EVENTS IN NEW YORK... ONE CAN SEE 
THAT FLOODING IS A SERIOUS THREAT AT ANY TIME OF YEAR.  IF YOU LIVE 
IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA... YOU MUST ALWAYS BE PREPARED. NATIONAL 
WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTERS ROUTINELY MONITOR RIVER LEVELS... 
RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL IN NEW YORK. 

WHENEVER THERE/S A THREAT THAT RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING... A 
FLOOD WATCH WOULD BE ISSUED. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE 
POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING WHENEVER A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT.  MAKE 
SURE YOUR VEHICLE HAS A FULL TANK OF GAS.  THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF 
ELECTRICITY WOULD MAKE GASOLINE PUMPS INOPERABLE.  KNOW YOUR 
EVACUATION ROUTES IN ADVANCE IN CASE YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE AREA.  
MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A PLACE TO STAY IF YOU ARE FORCED TO LEAVE 
YOUR HOME... WHETHER AT A SHELTER OR A RELATIVE/S HOME. IN THE 
HOME... KEEP A STOCK OF FOOD WHICH REQUIRES NO COOKING OR 
REFRIGERATION.  ONCE AGAIN... THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF ELECTRICITY OR 
NATURAL GAS SERVICE WILL SPOIL PERISHABLE FOODS.  STORE DRINKING 
WATER IN CONTAINERS OR A CLEAN BATHTUB... ABOUT A GALLON PER PERSON 
PER DAY FOR UP TO FOUR DAYS. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A FLOOD OR FLASH FLOOD 
WARNING WHENEVER FLOODING IS EITHER OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. YOU 
MUST ACT QUICKLY WHEN A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR YOUR 
COMMUNITY.  IF YOU LIVE NEAR A RIVER OR STREAM... MOVE TO HIGHER 
GROUND... BUT NEVER DRIVE ACROSS A FLOODED ROAD.  THE WATER MAY BE 
HIDING A ROAD WASHOUT... OR THE CURRENT MAYBE STRONG ENOUGH TO SWEEP 
YOUR VEHICLE AWAY.  IF YOUR CAR STALLS... LEAVE IT IMMEDIATELY AND 
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.  FINALLY... BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT 
SINCE IT'S HARDER TO RECOGNIZE FLOOD DANGERS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY VISIT THE WEBSITE 
/ALL LOWER CASE/ WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/SEVEREWEATHER.
 

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