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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
815 AM CDT Fri Mar 17 2017

The National Weather Service has declared March 13 through March 17
as Flood Safety Awareness week. The National Weather Service in La
Crosse has been providing information about a different flood topic
each day during the awareness 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 (FLSH) flood safety information:
www.flash.org/peril_flood.php

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) safety information:
www.flash.org/peril_flood.php 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 2017 Flood Safety Awareness 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.

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