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NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-300209-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
709 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...ALONG WITH ALL THE NEW ENGLAND STATES

AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK...HAVE PROCLAIMED THE WEEK OF APRIL 24TH

THROUGH ARIL 30TH AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.



ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE

LOW IN VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK...THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH

THUNDERSTORMS RANGES FROM 20 TO 30 DAYS. REMEMBER...AN "AVERAGE"

THUNDERSTORM CONTAINS POTENTIALLY DEADLY LIGHTNING THAT CAN STRIKE

THE GROUND.



LIGHTNING STRIKES THE EARTH MANY TIMES EACH SECOND AND IS A DEADLY

SURGE OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT. AVERAGE STATISTICS SHOW THAT LIGHTNING

KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN HURRICANES OR TORNADOES...RESPONSIBLE FOR

NEARLY 60 DEATHS AND 500 INJURIES ANNUALLY IN THE UNITED STATES.



THUNDER IS THE RESULT OF A LIGHTNING STRIKE AND IS CREATED WHEN

LIGHTNING HEATS UP THE AIR AROUND IT...UP TO 50,000 DEGREES AND

CAUSES THE AIR TO EXPAND AND CONTRACT RAPIDLY. BECAUSE LIGHT TRAVELS

MUCH FASTER THAN SOUND...YOU HEAR THE THUNDER AFTER YOU SEE THE

LIGHTNING.



HERE IS HOW YOU CAN DETERMINE HOW CLOSE THE LIGHTNING IS. ONCE YOU

SEE A FLASH OF LIGHTNING...START COUNTING THE SECONDS. WHEN YOU HEAR

THE THUNDER...STOP COUNTING. DIVIDE THE NUMBER OF SECONDS YOU COUNTED

BY FIVE TO GET THE DISTANCE OF THE LIGHTNING IN MILES FROM YOUR

LOCATION.



IF YOU PLAN TO BE OUTSIDE...CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST AND KEEP AN

EYE ON THE SKY. MOVE INSIDE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE NEAR. ALMOST ALL

LIGHTNING DEATHS OCCUR OUTDOORS. WHEN INSIDE...KEEP AWAY FROM

WINDOWS...DOORS AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. STAY AWAY FROM WATER AND

DO NOT USE THE TELEPHONE...EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY.



IF YOU ARE STRANDED OUTSIDE...GET INSIDE YOUR CAR. IF THIS IS NOT

POSSIBLE...SEEK SHELTER IN A LOW AREA. DO NOT STAND NEAR A TALL TREE.



IF YOU ARE BOATING...GET TO SAFE HARBOR AT ONCE. IF SWIMMING GET OUT

AND AWAY FROM THE WATER IMMEDIATELY.



REMEMBER...LIGHTNING MAY STRIKE MILES FROM THE STORM CLOUD. IF YOU

CAN HEAR THUNDER...THEN YOU ARE AT RISK OF A LIGHTNING STRIKE AND

PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN.



FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER OR FORECASTS...

CHECK THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOMEPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND

FOR THE BURLINGTON VERMONT OFFICE...CLICK ON VERMONT.


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VTZ001>012-016>019-NYZ026>031-034-035-087-281800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1212 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...2016 NEW YORK STATE COMMUNICATIONS DRILL WILL OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES SERVING NEW YORK STATE...IN
COOPERATION WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS...WILL ISSUE A TEST OF NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BURLINGTON VERMONT WILL ISSUE
A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST...RWT...EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM EVENT CODE
TODAY..APRIL 28TH BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT.

THIS TEST WILL INCLUDE THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TONE ALERT TO BE
ACTIVATED FOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTERS WITH BROADCAST
COVERAGE INTO CLINTON..ESSEX...FRANKLIN AND SAINT LAWRENCE COUNTIES
IN NEW YORK.

THESE TRANSMITTERS INCLUDE:
MOUNT MANSFIELD VERMONT...KIG60...BROADCASTING AT 16.400 MHZ...
PARISHVILLE NEW YORK...KBS508...BROADCASTING AT 16.525 MHZ...
CASTLETON VERMONT...WNG671...BROADCASTING AT 16.550 MHZ.

REPEATING...THIS DRILL IS IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS/PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE AND WILL BE CONDUCTED
BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT TODAY.

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NOUS41 KBTV 281612 CCA
PNSBTV
VTZ001>012-016>019-NYZ026>031-034-035-087-281800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1212 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...2016 NEW YORK STATE COMMUNICATIONS DRILL WILL OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES SERVING NEW YORK STATE...IN
COOPERATION WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS...WILL ISSUE A TEST OF NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BURLINGTON VERMONT WILL ISSUE
A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST...RWT...EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM EVENT CODE
TODAY..APRIL 28TH BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT.

THIS TEST WILL INCLUDE THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TONE ALERT TO BE
ACTIVATED FOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTERS WITH BROADCAST
COVERAGE INTO CLINTON..ESSEX...FRANKLIN AND SAINT LAWRENCE COUNTIES
IN NEW YORK.

THESE TRANSMITTERS INCLUDE:
MOUNT MANSFIELD VERMONT...KIG60...BROADCASTING AT 16.400 MHZ...
PARISHVILLE NEW YORK...KBS508...BROADCASTING AT 16.525 MHZ...
CASTLETON VERMONT...WNG671...BROADCASTING AT 16.550 MHZ.

REPEATING...THIS DRILL IS IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS/PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE AND WILL BE CONDUCTED
BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT TODAY.

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NOUS41 KBTV 281611
PNSBTV

NOUS41 KBTV DDHHMM
PNSBTV

VTZ001>012-016>019-NYZ026>031-034-035-087-281800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1212 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...2016 NEW YORK STATE COMMUNICATIONS DRILL WILL OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES SERVING NEW YORK STATE...IN
COOPERATION WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS...WILL ISSUE A TEST OF NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BURLINGTON VERMONT WILL ISSUE
A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST...RWT...EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM EVENT CODE
TODAY..APRIL 28TH BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT.

THIS TEST WILL INCLUDE THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TONE ALERT TO BE
ACTIVATED FOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTERS WITH BROADCAST
COVERAGE INTO CLINTON..ESSEX...FRANKLIN AND SAINT LAWRENCE COUNTIES
IN NEW YORK.

THESE TRANSMITTERS INCLUDE:
MOUNT MANSFIELD VERMONT...KIG60...BROADCASTING AT 16.400 MHZ...
PARISHVILLE NEW YORK...KBS508...BROADCASTING AT 16.525 MHZ...
CASTLETON VERMONT...WNG671...BROADCASTING AT 16.550 MHZ.

REPEATING...THIS DRILL IS IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS/PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE AND WILL BE CONDUCTED
BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT TODAY.

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NOUS41 KBTV 281611
PNSBTV

NOUS41 KBTV DDHHMM
PNSBTV

VTZ001>012-016>019-NYZ026>031-034-035-087-281800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1212 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...2016 NEW YORK STATE COMMUNICATIONS DRILL WILL OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES SERVING NEW YORK STATE...IN
COOPERATION WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS...WILL ISSUE A TEST OF NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BURLINGTON VERMONT WILL ISSUE
A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST...RWT...EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM EVENT CODE
TODAY..APRIL 28TH BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT.

THIS TEST WILL INCLUDE THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TONE ALERT TO BE
ACTIVATED FOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTERS WITH BROADCAST
COVERAGE INTO CLINTON..ESSEX...FRANKLIN AND SAINT LAWRENCE COUNTIES
IN NEW YORK.

THESE TRANSMITTERS INCLUDE:
MOUNT MANSFIELD VERMONT...KIG60...BROADCASTING AT 16.400 MHZ...
PARISHVILLE NEW YORK...KBS508...BROADCASTING AT 16.525 MHZ...
CASTLETON VERMONT...WNG671...BROADCASTING AT 16.550 MHZ.

REPEATING...THIS DRILL IS IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS/PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE AND WILL BE CONDUCTED
BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EDT TODAY.

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NOUS41 KBTV 280900
PNSBTV
NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-290000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
500 AM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...ALONG WITH ALL THE NEW ENGLAND STATES

AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK...HAVE PROCLAIMED THE WEEK OF APRIL 24TH

THROUGH APRIL 30TH AS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.



HISTORICALLY...FLOODING HAS BEEN THE NUMBER ONE NATURAL DISASTER

IN LOSS OF PROPERTY AND LIFE IN VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK.



THE TERM "FLASH FLOOD" REFERS TO RAPID RISES IN STREAMS AND

RIVERS...USUALLY 6 HOURS OR LESS. THE TERM "FLOOD" IS RESERVED FOR

LONGER DURATION FLOODING. BOTH ARE EQUALLY SERIOUS...IF A WARNING

FOR EITHER IS ISSUED...ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY.



MOST FLASH FLOODING IS CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS.

SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO FLASH

FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN SUCH AS THE MONTGOMERY

VERMONT FLOOD IN JULY 1997...MUCH OF THE NORTH COUNTRY DURING

JUNE OF 1998...HANCOCK IN AUGUST 2008...AND ELLENBURG IN AUGUST 2010.

HEAVY RAIN FROM REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORMS HAVE ALSO CREATED

FLOODING IN THE NORTH COUNTRY...SUCH AS TROPICAL STORM DEAN IN 1995,

TROPICAL STORM FLOYD IN 1999 AND IRENE IN 2011.



ONE OF THE BEST DEFENSES AGAINST THE THREAT OF FLOODS IS TO STAY

INFORMED. LISTEN TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO TO STAY UPDATED

ON THE LATEST FORECASTS...STATEMENTS...WATCHES AND WARNINGS. KNOW

YOUR SURROUNDINGS. AREAS NEAR CREEKS...RIVERS...OR LAKES ARE ALL

SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING.



HEAVY RAIN CAN MAKE EVEN THE SMALLEST STREAM A RAGING TORRENT. RAIN

FAR UPSTREAM CAN CAUSE FLOODING AT A DOWNSTREAM LOCATION... EVEN

THOUGH YOU HAVE NOT WITNESSED ANY RAIN AT ALL.



A FLOOD OR FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR

FLOODING TO OCCUR. A WATCH MAY BE ISSUED SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE

FLOODING IS EXPECTED. THIS IS THE TIME TO MAKE PREPARATIONS AND KEEP

INFORMED. IF A FLOOD OR FLASH FLOOD IS OBSERVED...OR A WARNING IS

ISSUED...TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU ARE IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA...

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY AS EVACUATION ROUTES MAY BE CUT

OFF...LEAVING YOU STRANDED.



IF YOU ARE IN YOUR VEHICLE AND FLOOD WATERS ARE RISING AROUND YOU...

ABANDON THE VEHICLE AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER TRY TO DRIVE

ACROSS BRIDGES OR STREETS COVERED BY FLOOD WATER...THE WATER MAY

HAVE ERODED THEM MAKING THEM UNSAFE. MOST FLOOD FATALITIES OCCUR

AT NIGHT...BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AFTER DARK WHEN IT IS HARDER TO

RECOGNIZE AREAS OF HIGH WATER.



FOR MORE WEATHER INFORMATION...CHECK THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

HOMEPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND FOR THE BURLINGTON OFFICE...CLICK

ON VERMONT.


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