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Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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000 NOUS41 KBTV 160900 PNSBTV NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-170000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 500 AM EDT MON MAR 16 2015 ...NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK BEGINS... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT HAS DECLARED MARCH 15 THROUGH MARCH 21 AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD RELATED TOPIC. TODAY`S TOPIC IS FLOOD SAFETY. NEARLY EVERY DAY, FLOODING HAPPENS SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OR ITS TERRITORIES. FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES OR U.S. TERRITORIES AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. IT CAUSES MORE DAMAGE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN ANY OTHER WEATHER RELATED EVENT. ON AVERAGE, FLOODS CAUSE EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND EIGHTY NINE FATALITIES ANNUALLY. MORE THAN HALF OF THESE DEATHS ARE THE RESULT OF DRIVING INTO FLOOD WATERS. BEING PREPARED AND KNOWING HOW TO STAY SAFE WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE SURVIVE A FLOOD. STAY SAFE DURING A FLOOD BY BEING PREPARED IN ADVANCE. BE A FORCE OF NATURE! VISIT WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION. $$

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