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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
800 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2014

...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK DAY 4...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WATER 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...NWS WATER RESOURCES

THE NWS HOMEPAGE...HTTP://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
NATION/S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/


...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. NOAA/S 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


...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 AS
WELL AS SNOWFALL AND FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES.
HTTP://WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/


...NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS /RFCS/...

THE NWS 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


...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEB SITE...

ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO
BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD.
HTTP://WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV/


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.
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/


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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