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NOUS41 KBUF 161617

1215 PM EDT FRI MAR 16 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 11th through
March 17th as Flood Safety Preparedness Week. The National Weather
Service in Buffalo 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

American Red Cross family disaster plan:

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Safety Information:
Safety Kit Assembly:
Property Protection and Flood Insurance:
Assess Your Flood Risk: https:/

United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

United State Geological Survey (USGS)
Water Watch:
Water Alert:

The NWS works with many key partners to complete the mission of
protecting life and property. Some additional key partners are the
National Hydrological 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 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.
Be aware of potential flooding in your area, Turn Around Don`t
Drown, and help make the U.S. a more weather ready nation!

For more information please contact your local NWS office or e-mail


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