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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
947 AM PDT MON OCT 20 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

TODAY MARKS DAY ONE OF CALIFORNIA FLOOD PREPAREDNESS WEEK. THIS
EVENT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO HELP PREPARE CALIFORNIANS FOR
FLOODING...ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS WEATHER RELATED HAZARDS IN THE
STATE. FLOODS CAN OCCUR WITH HEAVY WINTER RAINS...HEAVY DOWNPOURS
IN THUNDERSTORMS...ALONG THE COAST FROM TSUNAMIS...OR AT ANY TIME
FROM FAILURE OF FLOOD PROTECTION STRUCTURES.

A FLOOD PLAIN IS AN AREA PRONE TO FLOODING...USUALLY NEAR
RIVERS...STREAMS...DRY WASHES...OR ALONG THE COAST.

LOW LYING AREAS BEHIND PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES...SUCH AS DAMS AND
LEVEES...ALSO CARRY A RESIDUAL RISK OF FLOODING. THERE IS A FLOOD
PLAIN DOWNSTREAM IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE OR OVERTOPPING.

SOME AREAS ARE MORE LIKELY TO FLOOD THAN OTHERS. A HUNDRED YEAR
FLOOD PLAIN IS DEFINED AS AN AREA THAT HAS A ONE PERCENT CHANCE
OF FLOODING IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.

LIVING IN FLOOD PLAINS INVOLVES RISK AND YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE
THAT YOU ARE EVEN LIVING IN A FLOOD PLAIN...DUE TO THE LOW
FREQUENCY OF FLOOD EVENTS.

YOU MAY TRAVEL TO AN AREA AND NOT BE AWARE OF THE PARTICULAR FLOOD
RISK FOR THAT AREA.

RECOGNIZING FLOOD RISK AND KNOWING WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF
FLOODING COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

BE AWARE...BE PREPARED...TAKE ACTION

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RELATED WEBSITES FOR MORE INFORMATION:

CALIFORNIA DWR FLOOD PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE
HTTP://WWW.WATER.CA.GOV/FLOODSAFE/CA-FLOODPREPAREDNESS/FPW_HOME.CFM

CALIFORNIA DWR FLOOD MANAGEMENT WEBSITE
HTTP://WWW.WATER.CA.GOV/FLOODMGMT/

FEMA TSUNAMIS INFORMATION WEBSITE
HTTP://WWW.READY.GOV/TSUNAMIS

CALIFORNIA OES MY HAZARDS WEBSITE
HTTP://MYHAZARDS.CALEMA.CA.GOV/

FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
WWW.FEMA.GOV/NATIONAL-FLOOD-INSURANCE-PROGRAM

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