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...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES...

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

NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO RECEIVE 
IMMEDIATE HAZARDOUS WEATHER INFORMATION. MOST MODELS HAVE A WARNING 
ALARM FEATURE. USING A SPECIAL AUDIO TONE... NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CAN AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATE THESE RADIO 
RECEIVERS AND GIVE LIVE INFORMATION ON THE EXACT LOCATION AND 
MOVEMENT OF DANGEROUS STORMS OR FLOODING.

NEWER MODELS USE THE SAME /SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING/ DIGITAL 
TECHNOLOGY AS COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS USE TO ACTIVATE THE 
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS ALSO A DIRECT 
INFORMATION SOURCE FOR OTHER NATURAL OR MAN MADE HAZARDS SUCH AS 
EARTHQUAKES OR TOXIC CHEMICAL SPILLS. THAT/S BECAUSE NOAA/S NATIONAL 
WEATHER SERVICE MAINTAINS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH NATIONAL... 
STATE... AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES. 

EVEN WHEN THE WEATHER IS NOT THREATENING... NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS A 
GREAT SOURCE FOR UP TO THE MINUTE WEATHER INFORMATION...FORECASTS... 
MARINE WEATHER...AND CLIMATE INFORMATION... TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY 
AND SEVEN DAYS A WEEK DIRECT FROM YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE OFFICE. 

WEATHER RADIOS ARE RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE... AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE 
AT YOUR FAVORITE ELECTRONICS SUPPLY STORE. 

IN WESTERN NEW YORK... NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATIONS TRANSMIT FROM 
BUFFALO ON 162.55 MHZ... 
ROCHESTER ON 162.400 MHZ...
SPENCERPORT ON 162.525 MHZ...
WATERTOWN ON 162.475 MHZ... 
FREWSBURG ON 162.525 MHZ... AND 
LITTLE VALLEY ON 162.425 MHZ. 

ALL BROADCASTS ORIGINATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 
OFFICE IN BUFFALO. 

TODAY CONCLUDES SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK. OVER THE LAST 20 
YEARS SEVERE WEATHER HAS KILLED OVER 100 PEOPLE IN NEW YORK AND 
CAUSED OVER THREE QUARTERS OF A BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. ON 
AVERAGE... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES 400 SEVERE 
THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS... 17 TORNADO WARNINGS... AND ABOUT 150 FLASH 
FLOOD WARNINGS EACH YEAR IN NEW YORK STATE. 

PLAN NOW TO KEEP SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER.

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

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