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Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
800 AM CDT FRI MAR 21 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: 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/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 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://WATERAWTCH.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
THE NWS IN HUNTSVILLE.

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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