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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
830 AM EDT FRI MAR 20 2015

MARCH 15 THROUGH MARCH 22 IS FLOOD SAFETY WEEK IN THE UNITED STATES.

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)
FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION: 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 STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
FLOOD INFORMATION:
HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
WATER WATCH: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW
WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH MANY KEY PARTNERS TO
COMPLETE THE MISSION OF PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME
ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS ARE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC 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 NWS OFFICE.

AS WE WRAP UP 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 DONT DROWN...AND
HELP MAKE THE U.S. A MORE WEATHER READY NATION!
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE OR E-MAIL
HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV.

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