Severe Weather Awareness Week 2023


NEW YORK STATE – The National Weather Service and the New York State Office of Emergency Management have announced that the week of April 23rd through April 29th, 2023 will be Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York State. 

Each day will have severe weather information to help residents learn the potential dangers associated with the different types of severe weather including: flash floods, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms.

Monday April 24th will focus on the different types of watches and warnings and what each of them mean.

Tuesday April 25th will focus on thunderstorms and more specifically severe thunderstorms.

The topic for Wednesday April 26th will be information about steps the public can take before, during, and after a storm to keep everyone safe during the Spring and Summer months.

On Thursday April 27th, the focus will be on tornadoes and their dangerous power.

Friday April 28th will discuss flash flooding and how floods pose the greatest threat to life and property.

Finally to wrap up the week, on Saturday April 29th the focus will be on NOAA Weather Radio and ways to stay informed when severe weather strikes.

More information on Severe Weather Awareness Week and the information discussed each day can be found on the National Weather Service’s website.

Being weather aware can help save lives and keep the public safe when severe weather occurs.

WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.


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