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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
800 AM EDT MON MAR 16 2015


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 20 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. EACH DAY DURING THE
AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD
RELATED TOPIC.

FLOOD SAFETY...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.
MORE THAN HALF OF THESE DEATHS ARE THE RESULT OF DRIVING INTO FLOOD
WATERS. BEING PREPARED AND KNOWING HOW TO STAY SAFE WILL HELP YOU
AND YOUR LOVED ONES SURVIVE A FLOOD. STAY SAFE DURING A FLOOD BY
BEING PREPARED IN ADVANCE.
BE A FORCE OF NATURE... WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV
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