Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
545 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2014 /445 AM MDT MON MAR 17 2014/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS DECLARED MARCH 17 THROUGH MARCH
21 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
ABERDEEN SD WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC EACH
DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAYS TOPIC: FLOOD SAFETY - PREPAREDNESS AND AWARENESS

NEARLY EVERY DAY...FLOODING HAPPENS SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OR ITS
TERRITORIES.  FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES OR U.S.
TERRITORIES AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. IT CAUSES MORE DAMAGE IN THE UNITED
STATES THAN ANY OTHER WEATHER RELATED EVENT. ON AVERAGE...FLOODS CAUSE
EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND EIGHTY NINE FATALITIES ANNUALLY.
BEING PREPARED AND KNOWING HOW TO STAY SAFE WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR LOVED
ONES SURVIVE A FLOOD.

PREPARE:
KNOWING YOUR FLOOD RISK IS THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR FLOODING. FIND OUT
WHICH FLOODING HAZARDS IMPACT YOUR STATE AT
WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV/MAP.SHTML. YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUT IF YOU LIVE IN A
FLOOD PLAIN BY VISITING OUR PARTNERS AT FEMA AT HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV.
THERE ARE MANY TIPS FOR WHAT TO DO BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD ON
OUR NEWLY REDESIGNED FLOOD SAFETY WEBSITE AT WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

BE AWARE:
FIND THE LATEST FORECASTS AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS AT WEATHER.GOV
AND WATER.WEATHER.GOV. FORECASTERS IN NWS OFFICES WORK AROUND THE CLOCK TO
ENSURE WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED TO ALERT THE PUBLIC TO
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. THE SAME INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE
DEVICE AT HTTP://MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV. SOME SMART PHONES ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE
FLASH FLOOD WARNING ALERTS VIA THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS SYSTEM. VISIT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/WEA.HTML FOR MORE INFORMATION!

ANOTHER TOOL TO ALERT YOU TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IS NOAA ALL HAZARDS
RADIO. THIS NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTS CONTINUOUS
WEATHER...RIVER AND OTHER EMERGENCY INFORMATION DIRECT FROM NWS OFFICES
AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NWR/

STAY SAFE DURING A FLOOD BY KNOWING YOUR RISK AND WHERE TO GET THE LATEST
FORECAST AND HAZARD INFORMATION.  BE A FORCE OF NATURE!
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/FORCE.HTML

JOIN US TOMORROW FOR INFORMATION ON THE NWS TURN AROUND DONT DROWN
PROGRAM.

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