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Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
830 AM EDT THU MAR 19 2014

MARCH 15 THROUGH MARCH 22 IS FLOOD SAFETY WEEK IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO 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

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

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/

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

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

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/

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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