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Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
223 PM MDT THU MAR 20 2014

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

TODAY`S TOPIC: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATER RESOURCES

THE NWS HOMEPAGE...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)- WATER.WEATHER.GOV
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.

FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING - WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP
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.

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (WPC) PRECIPITATION FORECASTS -
WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/
WPC PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR THE ENTIRE U.S. WPC ALSO
ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FORECASTS...SHORT-RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON
HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS...AND SNOWFALL AND FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES.

NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS (RFCS) -
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 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.

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE - WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV
ON THIS PAGE...YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO
BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD.

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! 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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