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Public information statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
800 AM EDT Mon Mar 12 2018

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

The National Weather Service in Binghamton will feature information
about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week.

Today`s topic: Flood Safety - Preparedness and Awareness

Flooding can occur in the any time of the year. It causes
more damage in the United States than any other weather related
event. On average, floods cause eight billion dollars in damages
and eighty nine fatalities annually. That is why it is so important
to be prepared should flooding occur.

Always be Prepared:
Knowing what your flood risk is, is the best way to prepare for a

To find out what your flood hazard is, go to:

You can also find out if you live in a flood plain by visiting our
partners at FEMA at:

There are many tips for what to do before, during and after a flood
on our flood safety website at:

Always Be aware:
Find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather conditions at and NWS Forecast
Offices across the country work around the clock to ensure Watches,
Warnings and Advisories are issued to alert you and your family to
hazardous conditions to keep you safe.

Information is available on your mobile device at: Smart phones are now able to receive
flash flood warnings via the Wireless Emergency Alerts System.

Another tool to alert you about hazardous weather conditions is
NOAA Weather Radio. This nationwide network of radio stations is
dedicated to broadcasting continuous weather, river and other
emergency information direct from NWS offices.

For more information, visit

Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest forecast and hazard information.

David J. Nicosia
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
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