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Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
700 AM EDT FRI MAR 20 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 20 AS FLOOD SAFETY PREPAREDNESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE 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
WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
WATER WATCH - 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 DONT
DROWN...AND HELP MAKE THE U.S. A MORE WEATHER READY NATION!

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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