Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1000 AM EDT FRI MARCH 20 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MAR 15TH THROUGH MARCH
21ST AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...DAILY
STATEMENTS WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD RELATED
TOPIC.

TODAYS TOPIC...KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND A WARNING.  IT IS VITAL TO YOUR
SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

BE AWARE.  KNOWING WHEN FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WILL GIVE YOU TIME TO
PREPARE. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND THE LATEST FORECASTS AND INFORMATION
ABOUT HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS AT WEATHER.GOV/ILM .  THE LATEST
RIVER FORECAST INFORMATION IS AT
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ILM . IF YOU ARE NOT ON YOUR
COMPUTER...YOU CAN ACCESS THE SAME INFORMATION FROM YOUR MOBILE
DEVICE AT MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV.

WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS ARE LIFE SAVING MESSAGES THAT WILL POP UP
ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHEN YOUR ARE IN AN AREA UNDER A FLASH FLOOD
WARNING.  VISIT WEATHER.GOV/WIRELESSALERTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
ANOTHER TOOL TO ALERT YOU TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IS NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS.  THIS NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF RADIO STATIONS
BROADCASTS CONTINUOUS WEATHER, RIVER, AND OTHER EMERGENCY
INFORMATION DIRECT FROM NWS OFFICES AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS.  FOR
MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WEATHER.GOV/NWR.

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