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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
800 AM EDT Fri Mar 30 2018

This week has been declared Pennsylvania`s Flood Awareness Week
by the National Weather Service office`s serving Pennsylvania.

Today`s topic: Partner Resources

The National Weather Service works with, and relies on strategic
partnerships involving river observations, reservoir management,
floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness
and safety efforts to reduce the loss of life and property
caused by floods. Today we are sharing some great tools from
several of our partners.

American Red Cross:
Family disaster plan:
www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready

Federal Alliance For Safe Homes (FLASH):
Flood Safety Information www.flash.org

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:
Flood information:
http://www.usace.army.mil/missions/emergencyoperations/floods.aspx

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 our partners,
or to learn about partners local to your area, contact your
local NWS office.

As we wrap up the 2018 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 for potential disaster. Be aware of potential flooding in
your area, Turn Around Don`t Drown, and help make the U.S. a more
Weather Ready nation! Please see https://www.weather.gov/wrn/

$$
David J. Nicosia
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Binghamton, NY




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