N.Y. Executive Law Section 711-A
Analyze and report on the feasibility of implementing tornado warning systems


1.

The division shall analyze and report on the feasibility of implementing tornado warning systems, including the installation of tornado sirens in municipalities across the state. Such examination shall include determining whether certain municipalities should install tornado sirens, the potential placement of tornado sirens and whether they should be located near schools, hospitals, sports facilities, colleges or other populated areas.

2.

The division shall analyze and report on the use of firehouse sirens as possible notification to the surrounding community of an impending tornado and the type of public education necessary to carry out such program.

3.

The division shall also recommend other technologies to be used to issue tornado warnings such as text messages to cell phones and the systems necessary to carry out an emergency text message system.

4.

The recommendations required pursuant to this section shall include a cost-benefit analysis of implementing a tornado warning system and possible funding mechanisms for the implementation of a tornado warning system.

5.

The division shall issue the report to the governor and the legislature on or before March first, two thousand fourteen.

Source: Section 711-A — Analyze and report on the feasibility of implementing tornado warning systems, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/711-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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