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Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
656 AM EDT FRI MAR 21 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: PARTNER RESOURCES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH AND RELIES ON STRATEGIC
PARTNERS INVOLVED IN RIVER OBSERVATIONS...RESERVOIR
MANAGEMENT...FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT...FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATION...AND
FLOOD PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY TO REDUCE THE LOSS OF LIFE AND
PROPERTY DUE TO FLOODS.  TODAY WE ARE SHARING SOME GREAT TOOLS FROM
SEVERAL OF OUR PARTNERS.

AMERICAN RED CROSS:
FAMILY DISASTER PLAN: WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY

FEDERAL ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOMES (FLASH):
FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION: WWW.FLASH.ORG/PERIL_FLOOD.PHP

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA):
SAFETY INFORMATION: WWW.READY.GOV
SAFETY KIT ASSEMBLY: WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
PROPERTY PROTECTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE: WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV
ASSESS YOUR FLOOD RISK: HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOOD INFORMATION:
HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY:
WATER WATCH: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW
WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH MANY KEY PARTNERS TO
COMPLETE THE MISSION OF PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY.  SOME
ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS ARE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING
COUNCIL...ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS...THE NATIONAL
SAFETY COUNCIL...MEDIA OUTLETS...AND MANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AND
PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF
OUR PARTNERS...OR TO LEARN ABOUT PARTNERS LOCAL TO YOUR
AREA...CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE.

AS WE WRAP UP THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS
WEEK...REMEMBER...FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES OR
U.S. TERRITORIES AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.  PREPARE YOURSELF...YOUR
FAMILY...AND YOUR HOME.  BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FLOODING IN YOUR
AREA...TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN...AND HELP MAKE THE U.S. A MORE
WEATHER READY NATION!
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE OR
E-MAIL HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV

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