Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
949 AM CDT WED MAR 18 2015

...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 16 THROUGH 20 OF 2015...

...TODAY`S TOPIC...FLOOD SAFETY...

NEARLY EVERY DAY...FLOODING OCCURS SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OR
IN ITS TERRITORIES.  FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES
OR THE FIVE POPULATED TERRITORIES AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.  FLOODING
CAUSES MORE DAMAGE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN ANY OTHER WEATHER
RELATED EVENT.  ON AVERAGE...FLOODS CAUSE EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS IN
DAMAGES AND SOME 89 FATALITIES...ANNUALLY.

MORE THAN HALF OF FLOOD RELATED DEATHS RESULT FROM DRIVING VEHICLES
INTO FLOOD WATERS.  BEING PREPARED AND KNOWING HOW TO STAY SAFE CAN
HELP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SURVIVE A FLOOD.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE (USE
LOWERCASE)...

WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

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