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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
1029 AM EDT Thu Mar 16 2017

March 13 through March 17 is Flood Safety Awareness week. The
National Weather Service in Taunton will feature information
about a different flood topic each day during this awareness

Today`s topic - National Weather Service Water Resources

The NWS homepage,, 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

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

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

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

Flood Safety Awareness Website
On this page, you will find information on what to do before,
during and after a flood.

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 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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