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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
105 PM EDT THU MAR 16 2017

The National Weather Service has declared the week of March
14th through 17th Flood Awareness Week in Maine and New
Hampshire.

...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/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://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://www.weather.gov/nerfc/snow
http://www.maine.gov/rfac/rfac_snow.shtml


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.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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