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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
500 AM EDT FRI MAR 21 2014

...NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES WITH 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.



THE USGS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FEDERAL

PARTNERS IN THE NWS RIVER FORECAST AND WARNING PROGRAM. RIVER GAGES

OPERATED BY THE USGS PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR NWS FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

RIVER STAGE DATA CAN BE FOUND ON THE USGS WATER WATCH AT:

HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/. ALERTS FOR RIVER STAGES ARE AVAILABLE

THROUGH THE WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:

HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/.



A SIGNIFICANT TOOL IN FLOOD PROTECTION FOR HOMEOWNERS AND COMMUNITIES

IS THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP). FLOOD LOSSES ARE NOT

COVERED BY YOUR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICY, BUT ARE THROUGH SEPARATE

FLOOD INSURANCE AS PART OF THE NFIP. ANYONE CAN PURCHASE NATIONAL FLOOD

INSURANCE IF YOUR COMMUNITY PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE

PROGRAM. YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE

PROGRAM AT HTTP://WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV.



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

ASSESS YOUR FLOOD RISK: HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV.



UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOOD INFORMATION:

HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ICE JAM INFORMATION:

HTTP://ICEJAMS.CRREL.USACE.ARMY.MIL/



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! HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/



FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE OR E-MAIL

HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV.


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