Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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000 NOUS42 KILM 201533 PNSILM PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 1000 AM EDT FRI MARCH 20 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MAR 15TH THROUGH MARCH 21ST AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...DAILY STATEMENTS WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD RELATED TOPIC. TODAYS TOPIC...KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND A WARNING. IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. BE AWARE. KNOWING WHEN FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WILL GIVE YOU TIME TO PREPARE. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND THE LATEST FORECASTS AND INFORMATION ABOUT HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS AT WEATHER.GOV/ILM . THE LATEST RIVER FORECAST INFORMATION IS AT WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ILM . IF YOU ARE NOT ON YOUR COMPUTER...YOU CAN ACCESS THE SAME INFORMATION FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE AT MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV. WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS ARE LIFE SAVING MESSAGES THAT WILL POP UP ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHEN YOUR ARE IN AN AREA UNDER A FLASH FLOOD WARNING. VISIT WEATHER.GOV/WIRELESSALERTS FOR MORE INFORMATION. ANOTHER TOOL TO ALERT YOU TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IS NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS. THIS NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTS CONTINUOUS WEATHER, RIVER, AND OTHER EMERGENCY INFORMATION DIRECT FROM NWS OFFICES AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WEATHER.GOV/NWR. $$ 47

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