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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
742 AM MDT FRI MAR 21 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: 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 AND SAFETY 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
FAMILY DISASTER PLAN: WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/PREPARE/LOCATION/HOME-FAMILY

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

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
SAFETY INFORMATION:  WWW.READY.GOV.
SAFETY KIT ASSEMBLY: WWW.READY.GOV/BUILD-A-KIT
PROPERTY PROTECTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE: WWW.FLOODSMART.GOV.
ASSESS YOUR FLOOD RISK: HTTPS://MSC.FEMA.GOV.

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
WATER WATCH: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP?ID=WW
WATER ALERT - NATIONAL WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM:
HTTP://MAPS.WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/MAPPER/WATERALERT/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS WITH MANY KEY PARTNERS TO
COMPLETE THE MISSION OF PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME
ADDITIONAL KEY PARTNERS ARE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING
COUNCIL...ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS...THE NATIONAL
SAFETY COUNCIL...MEDIA OUTLETS...AND MANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AND
PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF OUR
PARTNERS...OR TO LEARN ABOUT PARTNERS LOCAL TO YOUR AREA...CONTACT
YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE.

AS WE WRAP UP THE 2014 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...REMEMBER...
FLOODING CAN OCCUR IN ANY OF THE FIFTY STATES OR U.S. TERRITORIES AT
ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. PREPARE YOURSELF...YOUR FAMILY...AND YOUR
HOME. BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FLOODING IN YOUR AREA...TURN AROUND
DON`T DROWN...AND HELP MAKE THE U.S. A MORE WEATHER READY NATION!
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NWS OFFICE OR E-MAIL
HYDRO.OUTREACH@NOAA.GOV.


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