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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) TRADITIONALLY DECLARES THE THIRD
WEEK OF MARCH AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK.  THIS YEAR THE NWS
CELEBRATES FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS FOR THE PERIOD OF MARCH 16TH
THROUGH MARCH 22ND.  EACH WEEKDAY DURING THIS AWARENESS WEEK...THE
NWS DISCUSSES DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPICS.

TODAY`S TOPIC:  PARTNER RESOURCES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH AND RELIES ON STRATEGIC
PARTNERS INVOLVED IN RIVER OBSERVATIONS...RESERVOIR AND FLOODPLAIN
MANAGEMENT...FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATION...AND FLOOD PREPAREDNESS TO
REDUCE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY DUE TO FLOODING.  TODAY WE SHARE
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 FLOODING 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:  WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW
WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT


THE NWS WORKS WITH KEY PARTNERS TO COMPLETE THE MISSION OF
PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY.  SOME ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS INCLUDE
THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING COUNCIL...ASSOCIATION OF STATE
FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS...NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL...MEDIA OUTLETS...AND
NUMEROUS OTHER GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITIES.  FOR MORE
INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF OUR PARTNERS OR TO LEARN ABOUT PARTNERS
LOCAL TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE CONTACT YOU LOCAL NWS OFFICE.

AS WE END THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...REMEMBER THAT
FLOODING CAN OCCUR ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE.  PREPARE YOURSELF...YOUR
FAMILY...AND YOUR HOME.  BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FLOODING IN YOUR
AREA.  REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN...AND HELP THE UNITED
STATES BECOME A MORE WEATHER READY NATION.

WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION

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