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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EST FRI MAR 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF MARCH
16TH THROUGH 22ND FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK IN MAINE AND NEW
HAMPSHIRE, AS WELL AS THE REMAINDER OF THE UNITED STATES.

...KEEPING INFORMED ABOUT FLOODING AND THE FLOOD
POTENTIAL...

FLOODING IS THE TOP STORM-RELATED KILLER IN THE UNITED
STATES.  IF YOU LIVE IN OR TRAVEL THROUGH A FLOOD PRONE
AREA, YOU SHOULD KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST HYDROLOGICAL
CONDITIONS IN YOUR AREA.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND
OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES PROVIDE A WEALTH OF
INFORMATION ONLINE CONCERNING THE FLOOD POTENTIAL AND ANY
FLOODING.

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE SITES WHERE YOU CAN OBTAIN INFORMATION
ON THE WEB.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THE WEB ADDRESSES SHOULD
BE TYPED IN LOWER CASE.

LATEST WEATHER FORECAST, WATCH, AND WARNING INFORMATION:

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GRAY
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CARIBOU
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/NERFC

RIVER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LATEST STAGES AND GRAPHS OF
FORECAST RIVER LEVELS, CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE`S ADVANCED HYDROLOGICAL PREDICTION SYSTEM BY
ACCESSING THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES AND CLICKING ON THE RIVER
FORECAST POINT OF INTEREST.

HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=GYX
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=CAR
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=BOX
HTTP://WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/ME/NWIS/RT
HTTP://WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/NH/NWIS/RT

CURRENT SNOW AND WATER EQUIVALENT INFORMATION CAN BE
OBTAINED THROUGH THE NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER AND
THROUGH THE MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEB SITES.
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/NERFC/SNOW_ICE.SHTML
HTTP://WWW.MAINE.GOV/RFAC/RFAC_SNOW.SHTML

INFORMATION ON ICE JAMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB
SITE:
HTTP://WWW.CRREL.USACE.ARMY.MIL/IERD/ICEJAM/ICEJAM.HTM


FLOOD SAFETY AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE SITES LISTED ABOVE AND ON THE
FOLLOWING WEB SITES.

HTTP://WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

HTTP://WWW.MAINE.GOV/MEMA/PREPARE/

HTTP://WWW.NH.GOV/SAFETY/DIVISIONS/BEM/NATURALHAZARDS/INDEX.
HTML

HTTP://WWW.MAINE.GOV/RFAC/


ALWAYS REMEMBER, IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY, TURN
AROUND, DON`T DROWN!

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE.

JENSENIUS/HAWLEY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

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