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'Sandy' changed NWS procedures


The Aftermath of  Hurricane Sandy has changed how long the National Weather Service will provide advisories on storms that are no longer tropical storms to the public.

The National Hurricane Center's new updates provide continuous flow of information of severe weather heading towards landfall.

 The public will be immediately notified of its current speed, direction, wind intensity, and damage that could occur from the hurricane.  

Emergency Management Directors say the updates are beneficial to Albany which is known for experience major flooding and tornados.

"This is something we know about and we have trained and practiced for but it's always better when some of our partners like the National Hurricane Center or the National Weather Service they update their products and services, it helps us as local to be able to help our  citizens,"   said Deputy EMA  Director Jim Vaught.

You can find these updates and warning systems in our area HERE...


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