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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1126 AM EDT FRI MAR 21 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 - 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.

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