Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Cleveland, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
821 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2014

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK 2014 IS MARCH 16TH THROUGH MARCH 22ND.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL
TOPIC EACH DAY DURING SAFETY WEEK. TODAY`S TOPIC IS NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WATER RESOURCES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOMEPAGE...W W W DOT WEATHER DOT G O
V...PROVIDES UP TO DATE WEATHER AND WATER ADVISORY...WATCH...AND
WARNING INFORMATION. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PROVIDES
HYDROLOGIC FORECASTS THROUGH 13 RIVER FORECAST CENTERS AND 122
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES. THE OHIO RIVER FORECAST CENTER AND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CLEVELAND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
RIVER FORECASTS AND FLOOD WARNINGS IN NORTHERN OHIO AND NORTHWEST
PENNSYLVANIA.

THE FORECASTS GENERATED FOR AREA RIVERS ARE FOUND ON THE ADVANCED
HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE...OR AHPS...WEBSITE. THE SITE PROVIDES
A SUITE OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER INFORMATION AT WATER
DOT WEATHER DOT G O V.

THE ABILITY TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE TO SEE HOW MANY CITY BLOCKS AND
ROADS MIGHT BE FLOODED IS BECOMING CLEARER WITH FLOOD INUNDATION
MAPPING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE
AREA COLLABORATING WITH THE UNITED STATE GEOLOGIC SERVICE...THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS...FEMA...AND OTHER PARTNERS TO DEVELOP THESE
INUNDATION MAPS. THE CLEVELAND FORECAST AREA HAS TWO INUNDATION MAP
SITES...ONE IS FINDLAY OHIO AND THE OTHER IS KILLBUCK OHIO.

THE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR
THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THEY ALSO ISSUE FORECASTS ON WHERE AND WHEN
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL...SNOWFALL..AND FREEZING RAIN IS LIKELY.

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE IS LOCATED AT W W W DOT FLOOD SAFETY
DOT NOAA DOT G O V. ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT
TO DO BEFORE...DURING...AND AFTER A FLOOD.

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