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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
844 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH
MARCH 22 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 - 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. VISIT 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. VISIT
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER /WPC/ PRECIPITATION FORECASTS
WPC PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR THE ENTIRE U.S. AND
PUERTO RICO. WPC ALSO ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FORECASTS...
SHORT-RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS...AND SNOWFALL
AND FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES. VISIT 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. SEE
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! VISIT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/ FOR MORE DETAILS.

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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