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WNBC Informs Viewers How to Stay Safe in Flood Waters

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/14/2021

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida produced historic flooding in the Northeast on September 1, triggering the first ever flash food emergency for northeast New Jersey and New York City, NBC-owned WNBC New York, N.Y., informed their viewers how to stay safe before, during and after a flood. The station explained the differences between watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service, emphasized the importance of obeying evacuation orders and avoiding walking or driving through flood waters and warned people to wear the appropriate gear to clean up after the storm and be aware of the risk of electrocution.

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