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000 NOUS41 KBOX 161429 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-171530- 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 week. 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. $$ For the latest updates...please visit our webpage at You can follow us on Facebook at You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSBoston is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.