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Public information statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
800 AM EDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service has declared March 27th through March
31st as Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton will feature information
about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week.

Today`s topic: Flood Safety - Preparedness and Awareness

Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or
its territories.  Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states or
U.S. Territories at any time of the year. It causes more damage in
the United States than any other weather related event. On average,
floods cause eight billion dollars in damages and eighty nine
fatalities annually. Being prepared and knowing how to stay safe
will help you and your loved ones survive a flood.

Always be Prepared:
By Knowing what your flood risk is, is the best way to prepare for
a flood.

To find out what your flood hazard is and it`s direct impacts are,
go to: www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/hazards.shtml

You can also find out if you live in a flood plain by visiting our
partners at FEMA at: https://msc.fema.gov.

There are many tips for what to do before, during and after a flood
on our newly redesigned flood safety
website at: www.floodsafety.noaa.gov.

Always Be aware:
Find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather conditions at
weather.gov and water.weather.gov. NWS Forecast Offices across the
country work around the clock to ensure Watches, Warnings and
Advisories are issued to alert you and your family to hazardous
conditions to keep you safe.

Information is available on your mobile device at:
http://mobile.weather.gov. Smart phones are now able to receive
flash flood warning alerts via the Wireless Emergency Alerts System.

Visit www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/wea.html for more
information!

Another tool to alert you about hazardous weather conditions is
NOAA All Hazards Radio. This nationwide network of radios broadcast
continuous weather, river and other emergency information direct
from NWS offices and emergency officials. For more information,
visit www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.

Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest forecast and hazard information.  Be a Force of Nature!
www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/force.html

You can also contact David Nicosia Warning Coordination
Meteorologist for NOAA`s National Weather Service in Binghamton at
607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at david.nicosia@noaa.gov

$$

Kat Hawley
Meteorologist
NOAA`s National Weather Service Binghamton NY





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