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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
830 AM EDT MON MAR 13 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 12th through
March 18th as Flood Safety Preparedness Week. The National Weather
Service in Buffalo 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 U.S. 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 89 fatalities
annually. Being prepared and knowing how to stay safe will help you
and your loved ones survive a flood.

Prepare:
The best way to prepare for flooding is to know your flood risk.

There are many tips for what to do to be prepared and which flood
hazards impact New York on our flood safety website:

www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/
www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/states/ny-flood.shtml

You can also find out if you live in a flood plain by visiting our
partners at FEMA at:

https://msc.fema.gov

Be Aware:
Forecasters in NWS office work around the clock to ensure
watches, warnings, and advisories are issued to alert the public to
hazardous conditions. Find the latest forecasts and hazardous
weather conditions at:

weather.gov
water.weather.gov

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. For more visit:

www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/wea.html

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 Don`t Drown
program.

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APFFEL


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