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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
325 AM CDT FRI MAR 21 2014

...LAST DAY OF 2014 NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...
...TODAY`S THEME IS PARTNER RESOURCES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 17 THROUGH MARCH 21
AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
BROWNSVILLE WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD TOPIC
EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK.

TODAY`S TOPIC: PARTNER RESOURCES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH AND RELIES ON STRATEGIC
PARTNERS INVOLVED IN RIVER OBSERVATIONS...RESERVOIR
MANAGEMENT...FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT...FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATION...AND
FLOOD PREPAREDNESS 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:
INFORMATION ON HOW TO REDUCE POTENTIAL FLOOD DAMAGE AND WHAT TO
INCLUDE IN A FAMILY DISASTER PLAN CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE AMERICAN
RED CROSS AT WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY.

FEDERAL ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOMES (FLASH):
FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.FLASH.ORG/PERIL_FLOOD.PHP.

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA):
INFORMATION ON FLOOD RISK...THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE
PROGRAM...AND DISASTER ASSISTANCE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM FEMA. SAFETY
INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.READY.GOV. PROPERTY PROTECTION AND
FLOOD INSURANCE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV.

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS:
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING DAMS...LEVEES...AND RECREATIONAL AREAS
NEAR YOU CONTACT THE USACE. FLOOD INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/EMERGENCYOPERATIONS/FLOODS.ASPX.

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY:
INFORMATION ON CURRENT WATER CONDITIONS AND RESOURCES CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE USGS. ONE OF THE TOOLS CALLED WATER WATCH CAN BE
FOUND AT WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW.

ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS ARE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING
COUNCIL...THE ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS...THE
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL...THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND OTHER MEDIA
OUTLETS...AND MANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS.

AS WE WRAP UP THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...REMEMBER THAT
FLOODING CAUSES MORE DAMAGE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN ANY OTHER
WEATHER RELATED EVENT. FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES
OR U.S. TERRITORIES AT ANYTIME OF THE YEAR SOMETIMES WITH VERY
LITTLE WARNING. BEING PREPARED IN ADVANCE AND KNOWING A FEW FLOOD
SAFETY TIPS WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SURVIVE A FLOOD IF IT
HAPPENS IN YOUR AREA.

THESE STATEMENTS AND OTHER RELATED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR
WEBSITE AT

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/BRO/?N=FLOODSAFETY

&&

IMPORTANT FLOOD WEBSITES

NWS AHPS: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/

NWS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS: HTTP://WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV/

BE A FORCE OF NATURE:
HTTP//WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/FORCE.HTML

AMERICAN RED CROSS: HTTP//WWW.REDCROSS.ORG

FEMA: HTTP://WWW.FEMA.GOV/

US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY: HTTP://WWW.USGS.GOV/

US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

$$




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