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000 NOUS41 KBGM 171218 PNSBGM NYZ009-015>018-022>025-036-037-044>046-055>057-062-180400- Public information Statement National Weather Service Binghamton NY 800 AM EDT Fri Mar 17 2015 The National Weather Service in Binghamton New York, has declared March 12th through March 18th as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The National Weather Service in Binghamton 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, flood preparedness and safety efforts to reduce the loss of life and property caused by floods. Today we are sharing some great tools from several of our partners. American Red Cross: Family disaster plan: www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready Federal Alliance For Safe Homes (FLASH): Flood Safety Information www.flash.org 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/Emergency-Operations/Floods/ 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 our partners, or to learn about partners local to your area, contact your local NWS office. As we wrap up the 2017 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 for potential disaster. Be aware of potential flooding in your area, Turn Around Don`t Drown, and help make the U.S. be a more weather ready nation! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/ 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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