Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
639 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 22 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A
DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATER RESOURCES.

THE NWS HOMEPAGE...WWW.WEATHER.GOV...PROVIDES UP TO DATE WEATHER
AND WATER ADVISORY...WATCH...AND WARNING INFORMATION FOR THE U.S.
AND ITS TERRITORIES.  HOWEVER...THE NWS PROVIDES MANY ADDITIONAL
RESOURCES TO HELP EMERGENCY MANAGERS...PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND
PRIVATE CITIZENS MAKE WATER DECISIONS.

ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS):
AHPS PROVIDES A SUITE OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER
INFORMATION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND HELPS ENSURE THE
NATION`S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. WATER.WEATHER.GOV

FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING:
THE ABILITY TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE TO SEE HOW MANY CITY BLOCKS
AND ROADS MIGHT BE FLOODED IS BECOMING CLEARER WITH FLOOD
INUNDATION MAPPING.  NOAA`S NWS AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE ARE
COLLABORATING WITH THE USGS...USACE...FEMA AND OTHER PARTNERS TO
DEVELOP THESE INUNDATION MAPS FOR FLOODING.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (WPC) PRECIPITATION FORECASTS:
WPC PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR THE ENTIRE
U.S....INCLUDING PUERTO RICO.  WPC ALSO ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL
FORECASTS...SHORT-RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS...AND
SNOWFALL AND FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES. WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/

NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS (RFCS):
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NETWORK OF THIRTEEN RFCS ACROSS
THE UNITED STATES.  THESE RFCS COLLECT...PROCESS...AND PROVIDE
WATER RESOURCE AND RIVER FORECASTS AND INFORMATION FOR MAJOR RIVER
BASINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE:
ON THIS PAGE...YOU WILL FIND 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 FLOODING OR OTHER WEATHER HAZARDS IMPACT YOUR AREA.
BE A FORCE OF NATURE! 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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