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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
400 AM EDT FRI MAR 20 2015

...2015 GEORGIA FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH MARCH 20
AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IN GEORGIA. THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THE WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: PARTNER RESOURCES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 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:
WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY

FEDERAL ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOMES (FLASH) FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION:
WWW.FLASH.ORG/PERIL_FLOOD.PHP

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
SAFETY INFORMATION:  WWW.READY.GOV.
SAFETY KIT ASSEMBLY: WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
PROPERTY PROTECTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE: 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 - NATIONAL
WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 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 2015 FLOOD SAFETY PREPAREDNESS WEEK...REMEMBER...
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 MORE WEATHER READY NATION!
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE OR E-MAIL
HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV.

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