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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
850 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2014

...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK DAY 4...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WATER RESOURCES...

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


TODAY/S TOPIC...NWS WATER RESOURCES

THE NWS HOMEPAGE...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/...PROVIDES UP TO DATE
WEATHER AND WATER ADVISORY...WATCH AND WARNING INFORMATION FOR THE
U.S. AND ITS TERRITORIES. HOWEVER...THE NWS PROVIDES MANY ADDITIONAL
RESOURCES TO HELP EMERGENCY MANAGERS...PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE
CITIZENS MAKE WATER DECISIONS.


...ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/...

AHPS PROVIDES A SUITE OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER
INFORMATION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND HELPS ENSURE THE
NATION/S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/


...FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING...

THE ABILITY TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE TO SEE HOW MANY CITY BLOCKS AND
ROADS MIGHT BE FLOODED IS BECOMING CLEARER WITH FLOOD INUNDATION
MAPPING. NOAA/S NWS AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE ARE COLLABORATING
WITH THE USGS...USACE...FEMA AND OTHER PARTNERS TO DEVELOP THESE
INUNDATION MAPS FOR FLOODING.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP


...WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER /WPC/ PRECIPITATION FORECASTS...

WPC PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR THE ENTIRE U.S...INCLUDING
PUERTO RICO. WPC ALSO ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FORECASTS...SHORT-
RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS AS WELL AS SNOWFALL AND
FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES. HTTP://WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/


...NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS /RFCS/...

THE NWS HAS A NETWORK OF THIRTEEN RFCS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.
THESE RFCS COLLECT...PROCESS AND PROVIDE WATER RESOURCE AND RIVER
FORECASTS AND INFORMATION FOR MAJOR RIVER BASINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP


...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEB SITE...

ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO BEFORE...DURING
AND AFTER A FLOOD. HTTP://WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV/


STAYING AWARE OF AN EVOLVING WEATHER SITUATION CAN HELP YOU PREPARE
WHEN FLOODING OR OTHER WEATHER HAZARDS IMPACT YOUR AREA. BE A FORCE
OF NATURE. HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/


JOIN US TOMORROW ON THE FINAL DAY OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TO
FIND OUT ABOUT SOME GREAT FLOOD RESOURCES OFFERED BY SEVERAL NWS
PARTNERS.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE



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