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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse Wi
905 AM CDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...Flood Safety Awareness Week Starts Today...

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 13 through
March 17 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The National Weather
Service in La Crosse will feature information about a different
flood topic each day during the awareness week.

Today`s 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.

Knowing your flood risk is the best way to prepare for flooding.
find out which flooding hazards impact your state at You can also find out if you
live in a flood plain by visiting our partners at FEMA at There are many tips for what to do before,
during and after a flood on our flood safety website at

Be aware:
Find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather conditions at and 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 Some smart phones are able to receive
flash flood warning alerts via the Wireless Emergency Alert system.
visit for more

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,

Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest forecast and hazard information. Be a force of nature!

Join us tomorrow for information on the nws turn around don`t drown


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