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000 NOUS41 KGYX 201038 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-211200 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 638 AM EST FRI MAR 20 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF MARCH 15TH THROUGH 21ST 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://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.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 NNNN

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