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Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
600 AM CDT THU MAR 20 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 IS FEATURING INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT
FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATER RESOURCES IN THE
MIDSOUTH YOUR SOURCE OF WATER SAFETY INFORMATION IS THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE
AT MEMPHIS TENNESSEE NEVER CLOSES...AND FORECASTERS MONITOR RADAR
AND RIVER GAGES 24 HOURS A DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. THE LATEST
MIDSOUTH FLOOD WATCHES...WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE
ALONG WITH OBSERVATIONS AND OTHER LIFE SAVING INFORMATION. THE NWS
MEMPHIS HOMEPAGE HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MEG ...PROVIDES READY ACCESS
TO THE FLOOD INFORMATION YOU NEED TO AVOID DROWNING.

FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ON THE LOCAL NWS HOMEPAGE.
BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...FLASH FLOOD INFORMATION PROVIDES SAFETY
INFORMATION NEEDED JUST WHEN YOU NEED IT. THUNDERSTORMS CAN CAUSE
FLASH FLOODING OVER ROADS IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. THERE ARE SPOTS ON
SOME ROADS THAT ARE PRONE TO FLASH FLOODING...AND MOST MIDSOUTH FLOOD
DEATHS ARE OCCUR IN CARS SWEPT OFF THE ROAD.

CURRENT AND ARCHIVED RAINFALL MAPS ARE QUICKLY ACCESSIBLE FROM THE
NWS MEMPHIS INTERNET PAGE. LOCAL...REGIONAL AND NATIONAL RAIN MAPS
DELIVER INFORMATION ARE UPDATED EVERY FIVE MINUTES.

ADVANCED RIVER FLOOD INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NWS
MEMPHIS WEBSITE. HELPFUL GRAPHS SHOW CURRENT RIVER STAGES AND
FORECASTS. FLOOD STAGES AND OTHER RIVER GAGE INFORMATION ARE BOTH
AVAILABLE FROM A HANDY LINK ON THE NWS MEMPHIS HOMEPAGE.

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

STAYING AWARE OF AN EVOLVING WEATHER SITUATION CAN HELP YOU PREPARE
WHEN FLOODS IMPACT YOUR AREA.
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

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

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