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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
830 AM EDT FRI MAR 17 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: 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)

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 State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

www.usace.army.mil/missions/emergencyoperations/floods.aspx

United State Geological Survey (USGS)
Water Watch: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?ID=WW
Water Alert: http://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/wateralert/

The NWS works with many key partners to complete the mission of
protecting life and property. Some additional key partners are the
National Hydrological 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 office.

As we wrap up the 2017 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 Don`t
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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