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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:00 AM EDT on April 28, 2017


This is the fifth statement out of five information
statements providing severe weather knowledge and safety,
which will run each day this week for Pennsylvania's severe
weather awareness week.

Today we discuss severe weather preparedness and safety.
All thunderstorms, whether they are severe or not, are
dangerous due to lightning. When one approaches, you need to
protect yourself. When thunder roars go indoors! When you see
a flash, dash inside!

Before a storm, develop a safety plan so that you can protect
your friends and family members for many different scenarios.
You need to have a safety plan for the home, when at school,
at work and especially when outdoors. Being caught outdoors
during a thunderstorm without a plan can turn deadly. Identify
a safe place to take shelter and know what actions are needed
when a warning is issued. The best way to do this is to conduct
frequent drills.

Lightning is a thunderstorm's biggest killer. Do not use
electrical appliances or the telephone while a thunderstorm is
nearby.

If you are outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building with
plumbing or electricity. Picnic shelters, dugouts, small
buildings are not safe! Keep out of open areas such as pavilions
or gazebos. Stay away from tall objects such as isolated trees
and metal objects such as towers supporting power lines. Also,
stay away from wire fences, clothes lines, metal pipes, and rails.
If in an automobile, do not touch metal parts or the exterior. If
in a school bus, close all windows andmove to the center portion
bus, have all students cross their feet and place their hands in
their lap. The driver should not touch any metal in the bus.

Lightning may be about to strike if you are out in the open and
feel your hair stand on end or your skin start to tingle. Run to
seek proper shelter. There is no safe place outside once a
lightning channel approaches from directly overhead (or very
nearly so). You are likely to be struck and either killed or
injured by the lightning strike.

During a thunderstorm, stay out of the water. If you are boating,
head to shore at the first sign of threatening weather. In
addition to the danger of lightning, gusty thunderstorm winds can
easily capsize small boats.

Stay away from places that commonly flood during a thunderstorms.
Flash floods caused by heavy downpours are another danger.
Low lying areas, especially near streams and creeks, can flood
rapidly. Never drive your car into a flooded area.

Remember, thunderstorms occasionally produce tornadoes. Sometimes
thunderstorm winds are strong enough to produce ef-o and EF-1
tornado like damage. Always be prepared to move to a safe shelter
when a thunderstorm is near.

This concludes Pennsylvania's 2017 severe weather awareness
week.

For more information on weather hazards and severe weather awareness
week, please visit:

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


Kah


900 am EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

This is the fifth statement out of five information
statements providing severe weather knowledge and safety,
which will run each day this week for Pennsylvania's severe
weather awareness week.

Today we discuss severe weather preparedness and safety.
All thunderstorms, whether they are severe or not, are
dangerous due to lightning. When one approaches, you need to
protect yourself. When thunder roars go indoors! When you see
a flash, dash inside!

Before a storm, develop a safety plan so that you can protect
your friends and family members for many different scenarios.
You need to have a safety plan for the home, when at school,
at work and especially when outdoors. Being caught outdoors
during a thunderstorm without a plan can turn deadly. Identify
a safe place to take shelter and know what actions are needed
when a warning is issued. The best way to do this is to conduct
frequent drills.

Lightning is a thunderstorm's biggest killer. Do not use
electrical appliances or the telephone while a thunderstorm is
nearby.

If you are outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building with
plumbing or electricity. Picnic shelters, dugouts, small
buildings are not safe! Keep out of open areas such as pavilions
or gazebos. Stay away from tall objects such as isolated trees
and metal objects such as towers supporting power lines. Also,
stay away from wire fences, clothes lines, metal pipes, and rails.
If in an automobile, do not touch metal parts or the exterior. If
in a school bus, close all windows andmove to the center portion
bus, have all students cross their feet and place their hands in
their lap. The driver should not touch any metal in the bus.

Lightning may be about to strike if you are out in the open and
feel your hair stand on end or your skin start to tingle. Run to
seek proper shelter. There is no safe place outside once a
lightning channel approaches from directly overhead (or very
nearly so). You are likely to be struck and either killed or
injured by the lightning strike.

During a thunderstorm, stay out of the water. If you are boating,
head to shore at the first sign of threatening weather. In
addition to the danger of lightning, gusty thunderstorm winds can
easily capsize small boats.

Stay away from places that commonly flood during a thunderstorms.
Flash floods caused by heavy downpours are another danger.
Low lying areas, especially near streams and creeks, can flood
rapidly. Never drive your car into a flooded area.

Remember, thunderstorms occasionally produce tornadoes. Sometimes
thunderstorm winds are strong enough to produce ef-o and EF-1
tornado like damage. Always be prepared to move to a safe shelter
when a thunderstorm is near.

This concludes Pennsylvania's 2017 severe weather awareness
week.

For more information on weather hazards and severe weather awareness
week, please visit:

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


Kah

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Freeze Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Georgia - Coastal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory , High Surf Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch , Special Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory
Maine - Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Statement
Michigan - Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Minnesota - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nebraska - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory, Blowing Dust Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch, High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
New York - Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Flash Flood Watch
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Blowing Dust Advisory , High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Wind Advisory , Hard Freeze Warning
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Statement , Public Information Statement

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