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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
919 AM CDT SUN MAR 16 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.

NEARLY EVERY DAY...FLOODING OCCURS SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
FLOODING CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME.  FLOODING RESULTS IN MORE
DAMAGE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ANY OTHER WEATHER RELATED EVENT.  ON
AVERAGE...FLOODS RESULT IN EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS OF DAMAGES AND
EIGHTY NINE FATALITIES PER YEAR.  BEING PREPARED WITH SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SURVIVE FLOODING.


PREPARATION...

KNOWING YOUR FLOOD RISK REMAINS THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE.  FIND OUT
WHICH FLOODING HAZARDS IMPACT YOUR STATE AT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:
WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV/MAP.SHTML.  FOR MANY TIPS FOR WHAT TO DO
BEFORE...DURING...AND AFTER A FLOOD...PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING
WEBSITE:  WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

YOU CAN DETERMINE IF YOU LIVE IN A FLOOD PLAIN BY VISITING OUR
PARTNERS AT THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) AT THE
FOLLOWING WEBSITE:  HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV.


BE AWARE...

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER HAZARDS AND WEATHER CONDITIONS...PLEASE VISIT
WEATHER.GOV AND WATER.WEATHER.GOV.  NWS FORECASTERS WORK AROUND THE
CLOCK TO ENSURE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED TO
ALERT THE PUBLIC TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

TO DOWNLOAD WEATHER AND FLOOD INFORMATION FOR YOUR MOBILE
TELEPHONES...PLEASE VISIT HTTP://MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV.  SEVERAL SMART
PHONES MAY ALSO RECEIVE FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS AND TORNADO WARNINGS
VIA THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS SYSTEM.  FINALLY YOU CAN BROWSE
THE FOLLOWING WEATHER READY SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/WEA.HTML.

ANOTHER MEDIUM TO ALERT TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IS THE NOAA ALL
HAZARDS RADIO.  THIS NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTS
CONTINUOUS WEATHER...RIVER...AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS.  FOR MORE
INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:  WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NWR.

BE SAFE DURING FLOODS.  KNOW YOUR RISKS AND WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST
FORECAST AND HAZARD INFORMATION.  PLEASE VISIT:
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/FORCE.HTML.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US TUESDAY FOR INFORMATION ON THE TURN AROUND
DON`T DROWN PROGRAM.

$$

VIII.




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