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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:09 AM EDT on April 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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