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Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, POCATELLO, IDAHO
705 AM MDT FRI APR 1, 2016

MARCH 27 THROUGH APRIL 2 IS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IN IDAHO.
EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL
FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD RELATED TOPIC.

TODAYS TOPIC: RIVER FLOODING

RIVER FLOODING OCCURS WHEN RIVER LEVELS RISE AND OVERFLOW THEIR
BANKS AND INUNDATE AREAS THAT ARE NORMALLY DRY. RIVER FLOODING CAN
BE CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINFALL, DAM FAILURES, RAPID SNOWMELT AND ICE
JAMS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES FLOOD WARNINGS FOR
DESIGNATED RIVER FORECAST POINTS WHERE A FLOOD STAGE HAS BEEN
ESTABLISHED. BE SURE TO KNOW WHAT AREAS MAY BE IMPACTED BY RIVER
FLOODING AND TAKE CARE TO AVOID THOSE LOCATIONS WHEN A FLOOD WARNING
IS ISSUED. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HEED EVACUATION ORDERS AND ROAD CLOSED
SIGNS.

REMEMBER, TURN AROUND DONT DROWN.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STAYING SAFE WHEN FACED WITH FLOODING AT
WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV
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