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Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
636 AM CDT FRI MAR 21 2014 /536 AM MDT FRI MAR 21 2014/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 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.

TODAY`S TOPIC: PARTNER RESOURCES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH AND RELIES ON STRATEGIC PARTNERS
INVOLVED IN RIVER OBSERVATIONS...RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT...FLOODPLAIN
MANAGEMENT...FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATION...AND FLOOD PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY
TO REDUCE THE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY DUE TO FLOODS. TODAY WE ARE
SHARING SOME GREAT TOOLS FROM SEVERAL OF OUR PARTNERS.

AMERICAN RED CROSS
FAMILY DISASTER PLAN: WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY

FEDERAL ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOMES (FLASH)
FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION: WWW.FLASH.ORG/PERIL_FLOOD.PHP

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
SAFETY INFORMATION:  WWW.READY.GOV.
SAFETY KIT ASSEMBLY: WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
PROPERTY PROTECTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE: WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV.
ASSESS YOUR FLOOD RISK: HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV.

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
FLOOD INFORMATION:
HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
WATER WATCH: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW
WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH MANY KEY PARTNERS TO COMPLETE THE
MISSION OF PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS ARE
THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING COUNCIL...ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN
MANAGERS...THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL...MEDIA OUTLETS...AND MANY OTHER
GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
ANY OF OUR PARTNERS...OR TO LEARN ABOUT PARTNERS LOCAL TO YOUR AREA...
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE.

AS WE WRAP UP THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...REMEMBER...FLOODING
CAN OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES OR U.S. TERRITORIES AT ANY TIME OF
THE YEAR. PREPARE YOURSELF...YOUR FAMILY...AND YOUR HOME. BE AWARE OF
POTENTIAL FLOODING IN YOUR AREA...TURN AROUND DONT DROWN...AND HELP MAKE
THE U.S. A MORE WEATHER READY NATION!
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE OR E-MAIL
HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV.

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