Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
600 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS DECLARED MARCH 17 THROUGH
MARCH 21 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY.

TODAY`S TOPIC: FLOOD SAFETY - PREPAREDNESS AND AWARENESS

FLOODS HAPPENS SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES NEARLY EVERY DAY.
FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN ANY STATE AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. FLOODING
CAUSES MORE DAMAGE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN ANY OTHER WEATHER
RELATED EVENT. ON AVERAGE...FLOODS CAUSE EIGHTY-NINE FATALITIES
ANNUALLY AND EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES. BEING PREPARED AND
KNOWING HOW TO STAY SAFE WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SURVIVE A
FLOOD.

PREPARE:
KNOWING YOUR FLOOD RISK IS THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR FLOODING. LINK
TO HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MEG TO CHECK FOR CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS.
YOU CAN FIND IF YOU LIVE IN A FLOOD PLAIN BY VISITING
HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV. THERE ARE MANY TIPS FOR WHAT TO DO BEFORE...
DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD ON OUR FLOOD SAFETY WEBSITE AT
WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV.

BE AWARE:
FIND THE LATEST FLOOD FORECASTS AT HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MEG.
FORECASTERS IN THE MEMPHIS NWS OFFICE WORK AROUND THE CLOCK TO ENSURE
FLOOD WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED TO ALERT THE
PUBLIC FLOODS. THE SAME INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE
DEVICE AT HTTP://MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV. SOME SMART PHONES ARE 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 TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IS NOAA ALL HAZARDS
RADIO. THIS NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTS
CONTINUOUS FLOOD AND WEATHER INFORMATION DIRECT FROM NWS OFFICES. FOR
MORE INFORMATION...VISIT WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NWR/

STAY SAFE DURING A FLOOD BY KNOWING YOUR RISK AND WHERE TO GET THE
LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS. BE A FORCE OF NATURE!
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/FORCE.HTML

JOIN US TOMORROW FOR INFORMATION ON THE NWS TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN
PROGRAM.

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