Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
820 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2014

...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS DECLARED THIS WEEK /MARCH
16-22, 2014/ AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATER RESOURCES

THE NWS HUNTSVILLE HOMEPAGE...WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE...PROVIDES
UP-TO-DATE WEATHER AND WATER ADVISORY...WATCH...AND WARNING
INFORMATION FOR THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. HOWEVER...THE NWS
PROVIDES MANY ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP EMERGENCY
MANAGERS...PUBLIC OFFICIALS...AND PRIVATE CITIZENS MAKE WATER
DECISIONS.

ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS):
AHPS PROVIDES A SUITE OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER INFORMATION
TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND HELP ENSURE THE NATION`S ECONOMIC
WELL-BEING. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CHECK OUT WATER.WEATHER.GOV.

FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING:
THE ABILITY TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE TO SEE HOW MANY CITY BLOCKS AND
ROADS MIGHT BE FLOODED IS BECOMING CLEARER WITH FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING.
NOAAS NWS AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE ARE COLLABORATING WITH THE USGS...
USACE...FEMA...AND OTHER PARTNERS TO DEVELOP THESE INUNDATION MAPS FOR
FLOODING. VISIT HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP.

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (WPC) PRECIPITATION FORECASTS:
WPC PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECAST FOR THE ENTIRE U.S...INCLUDING
PUERTO RICO. WPC ALSO ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FORECASTS...SHORT-
RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS...AS WELL AS SNOWFALL AND
FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES. VISIT WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS (RFCS):
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NETWORK OF THIRTEEN RFCS ACROSS THE
UNITED STATES. THESE RFCS COLLECT...PROCESS...AND PROVIDE WATER RESOURCE
AND RIVER FORECASTS AND INFORMATION FOR MAJOR RIVER BASINS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. VISIT HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP FOR MORE INFORMATION.

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE:
ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO BEFORE/DURING/AFTER A FLOOD.
WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

JOIN US TOMORROW FOR THE FINAL DAY OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TO
FIND OUT ABOUT SOME GREAT FLOOD RESOURCES OFFERED BY SEVERAL NWS
PARTNERS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK HERE IN THE
TENNESSEE VALLEY...VISIT OUR WEBSITE /USE LOWER CASE/ AT:
               HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE

$$

AMIN



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