Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS ND
710 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 22 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN {CITY} 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
NATION?S 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.  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...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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