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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
940 AM CDT FRI MAR 21 2014

...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK DAY 5...PARTNER RESOURCES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 22 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NWS IN DES MOINES
WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY
DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.


TODAY/S TOPIC...PARTNER RESOURCES

THE NWS 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...
HTTP://WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY


...FEDERAL ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOMES /FLASH/...

* FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION... HTTP://WWW.FLASH.ORG/PERIL_FLOOD.PHP


...FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY /FEMA/...

* SAFETY INFORMATION... HTTP://WWW.READY.GOV/
* SAFETY KIT ASSEMBLY... HTTP://WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
* PROPERTY PROTECTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE...
HTTP://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... 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 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 THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...REMEMBER THAT
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 WEATHER READY NATION.
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE NWS IN DES MOINES.

$$

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