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Governor Hochul warns: Prepare for severe weather



Albany, New York – A severe weather system has been forecast to sweep across parts of the Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Capital, Mid-Hudson, and North Country regions, with an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms.

As early as late morning, these storms could begin in the western parts of the state and are expected to move across the central and eastern parts of the state this evening.

The primary threat from these storms is wind with gusts up to 60 miles per hour, which can cause power outages and other hazardous conditions as a result of downed trees and power lines.

Additional impacts from the storm could include heavy rain and flash flooding, large hail, dangerous lightning, and isolated tornadoes.

Governor Kathy Hochul urged New Yorkers to use caution and stay alert throughout the day in areas expected to be hit by severe weather, and be ready for rapidly changing conditions. “It is critical that New Yorkers use caution today and stay prepared as severe weather is likely to impact many parts of the State,” Governor Hochul said. “The storm system moving through New York has the potential to cause power outages and downed tree limbs and power lines, and I am urging anyone in the path of these storms to keep a close eye on the weather and be prepared to act quickly if severe weather strikes.”

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