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000 NOUS41 KBOX 202217 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-210230- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 617 PM EDT FRI MAR 20 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH MARCH 20 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC EACH DAY DURING THIS 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 - MSC.FEMA.GOV. UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOOD INFORMATION - WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER WATCH - WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM - 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! WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION. FOR MORE INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT NWS TAUNTON AT BOX.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV OR E-MAIL HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV. $$ FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @NWSBOSTON

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