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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
800 AM EDT Thu Mar 16 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton New York, has declared
March 12th through March 18th as Flood Safety Awareness Week.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton will feature information
about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week.

Today`s topic: National Weather Service Water Resources

The NWS homepage, www.weather.gov, provides up to date weather
and water Advisory, Watch, and Warning information for the U.S. and
its territories.  However, the NWS provides many additional
resources to help emergency managers, public officials and private
citizens make water decisions.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
AHPS provides a suite of river and flood forecasts and water
information to protect life and property, and helps ensure the
nation`s economic well-being. The main website to find this
information is located at: https://water.weather.gov

Flood inundation mapping:
The ability to look into the future to see how many city blocks and
roads might be flooded is becoming clearer with the development of
flood inundation mapping.  NOAA`s NWS and National Ocean Service are
collaborating with the USGS, USACE, FEMA, and other partners to
develop these inundation maps for flooding.
http://weather.gov/bgm/floodinundation

Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Precipitation Forecasts:
WPC provides precipitation forecasts for the entire U.S., including
Puerto Rico. WPC also issues excessive rainfall forecasts,
short-range discussions on heavy rainfall events, and snowfall and
freezing rain probabilities.
www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

NWS River Forecast Centers (RFC):
The National Weather Service has a network of thirteen River
Forecast Centers across the United States. These RFC locations
collect, process, and provide water resource and river forecasts and
information for major river basins across the country.
http://water.weather.gov

Flood Safety Awareness Website:
On this page, you will find information on what to do before, during
and after a flood.
www.floodsafety.noaa.gov

Staying aware of an evolving weather situation can help you prepare
when flooding or other weather hazards impact your area. Be a force
of nature! www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/

Join us tomorrow on the final day of flood safety awareness week to
find out about some great flood resources offered by several NWS
partners!

You can also contact David Nicosia Warning Coordination
Meteorologist for NOAA`s National Weather Service in Binghamton at
607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at david.nicosia@noaa.gov

$$

Kat Hawley
Meteorologist
NOAA`s National Weather Service Binghamton NY



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