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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
800 AM EDT Thu Mar 15 2018

The National Weather Service in New York has declared
March 11th through March 17th as Flood Safety Awareness Week.

Today`s topic: National Weather Service Water Resources

The NWS homepage,, provides up to date weather
and water Advisory, Watch, and Warning information for the United
States. However, the NWS provides many additional resources to help
emergency managers, public officials and private citizens make water

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS):
AHPS provides a suite of river and flood forecasts and water
information to protect life and property, and helps ensure the
nations economic well-being. The main website to find this
information is located at:

Flood inundation mapping:
The ability to look into the future to see how many city blocks and
roads might be flooded is becoming clearer with the development of
flood inundation mapping.  NOAAs 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:
WPC provides precipitation forecasts for the entire U.S., including
Puerto Rico. WPC also issues excessive rainfall forecasts,
short-range discussions on heavy rainfall events, and snowfall and
freezing rain probabilities.

NWS River Forecast Centers (RFC):
The National Weather Service has a network of thirteen River
Forecast Centers across the United States. These RFC locations
collect, process, and provide water resource and river forecasts
and information for major river basins across the country.

Flood Safety Awareness Website:
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.

David J. Nicosia
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Binghamton, NY is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.