Governor Proclaims Monsoon Awareness Week

Gov. Susana Martinez proclaims June 10-15, 2018 as ‘Monsoon Awareness Week’ in New Mexico. Courtesy/NWS

STATE News:

Gov. Susana Martinez has proclaimed June 10-15, 2018 as “Monsoon Awareness Week” in New Mexico.

The National Weather Service (NWS) and New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) conduct the annual campaign to promote awareness of life-threatening weather hazards that affect New Mexico during the Summer Monsoon season.

During Monsoon Awareness Week in New Mexico, we will focus on a series of informational projects to promote awareness. Visit our websites to learn more about hazards or situations you or your family might encounter during the monsoon season and how to stay safe.

To avoid serious injury or death during the Summer Monsoon know the safety rules to survive hazardous weather. Know how to stay informed of forecasts and warnings during severe weather conditions. Prepare ahead of time by developing both personal and community severe weather action plans and conducting drills to practice severe weather survival skills. Ensure that your local community has an adequate severe weather warning and reporting system and take advantage of special weather-related mobile apps.

We urge all residents and visitors to become familiar with the hazards associated with the Summer Monsoon. Please take the time to review safety rules that could save your life or help prevent serious injury. Community governments and businesses should review their emergency action preparedness plans and are urged to conduct drills to train staff and employees in flash flood procedures.

On the web:

Guide to Surviving Emergencies and all hazards: http://www.nmdhsem.org

Information on New Mexico for your local NOAA National Weather Service Offices: http://www.weather.gov/abq http://www.weather.gov/elp  http://www.weather.gov/maf

Seasonal outlooks: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. Visit http://www.noaa.gov.

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