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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
741 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH MARCH
22 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
STATE COLLEGE 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
NATIONS ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. WATER.WEATHER.GOV (LOWER CASE)

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 FLOOD
INUNDATION MAPPING. NOAAS NWS AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE ARE
COLLABORATING WITH THE USGS...USACE...FEMA AND OTHER PARTNERS TO
DEVELOP THESE INUNDATION MAPS FOR FLOODING.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP (LOWER CASE)

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
(LOWER CASE)

NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS (RFCS)
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NETWORK OF THIRTEEN RFCS
ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. THESE RFCS COLLECT...PROCESS...AND
PROVIDE WATER RESOURCE AND RIVER FORECASTS AND INFORMATION FOR
MAJOR RIVER BASINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP (LOWER CASE)

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 (LOWER
CASE)

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/ (LOWER
CASE)

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!

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