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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
402 PM CDT FRI MAR 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH MARCH 22
AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
NORMAN WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC EACH
DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: PARTNER RESOURCES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WORKS WITH AND RELIES ON
STRATEGIC PARTNERS INVOLVED IN RIVER OBSERVATIONS...RESERVOIR
MANAGEMENT...FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT...FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATION...AND
FLOOD PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY TO REDUCE THE LOSS OF LIFE AND
PROPERTY DUE TO FLOODS. TODAY WE ARE SHARING SOME GREAT TOOLS FROM
SEVERAL OF OUR PARTNERS.


AMERICAN RED CROSS FAMILY DISASTER PLAN:
WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY


FEDERAL ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOMES /FLASH/ FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION:
WWW.FLASH.ORG/PERIL_FLOOD.PHP


FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY /FEMA/ SAFETY INFORMATION:
WWW.READY.GOV. SAFETY KIT ASSEMBLY: WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
PROPERTY PROTECTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE: WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV. ASSESS
YOUR FLOOD RISK: HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV.


UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOOD INFORMATION:
WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX


UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER WATCH:
HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW

WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH MANY KEY PARTNERS TO
COMPLETE THE MISSION OF PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME
ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS ARE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING
COUNCIL...ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS...THE NATIONAL
SAFETY COUNCIL...MEDIA OUTLETS...AND MANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AND
PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF OUR
PARTNERS...OR TO LEARN ABOUT PARTNERS LOCAL TO YOUR AREA...CONTACT
THE NWS OFFICE IN NORMAN.

AS WE WRAP UP THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...REMEMBER...
FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN WESTERN/CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. PREPARE YOURSELF...YOUR FAMILY...AND
YOUR HOME. BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FLOODING IN YOUR AREA...TURN AROUND
DON`T DROWN...AND HELP MAKE THE U.S. A MORE WEATHER READY NATION.
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE NWS OFFICE IN NORMAN OR E-
MAIL HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OKLAHOMA
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN
SR-OUN.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV
405-325-3816


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