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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
200 PM CST Thu Mar 09 2023

...Today`s Topic for Flood Safety Awareness Week is National
Weather Service Water Resources...

The National Weather Service, in cooperation with the Arkansas
Division of Emergency Management, has proclaimed the week of
March 6th through 10th as Flood Safety Awareness Week in Arkansas.
Each day during the week will feature information about a
different flood related topic.

...National Weather Service Water Resources...

The NWS homepage ( provides up to date weather and
water advisory, watch, and warning information for the U.S. and
its territories. However the NWS provides many additional resources
to help emergency managers, public officials, and private citizens
make water decisions.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)

AHPS provides a suite of river and flood forecasts and water
information to protect life and property and help ensure the
nation`s economic well being.

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 flood inundation
mapping. NOAA’s NWS and National Ocean Service are collaborating with
other partners to develop these inundation maps for flooding.

Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Precipitation Forecasts

WPC provides precipitation forecasts for the entire U.S. and issues
excessive rainfall forecasts, short range discussions on heavy
rainfall events, and snowfall and freezing rain probabilities.

NWS River Forecast Centers (RFCs)

The NWS has a network of thirteen River Forecast Centers (RFC)
across the United States. These RFCs collect, process, and provide
water resource and river forecasts and information for major river

There are two RFCs that service Arkansas. These are the Lower
Mississippi River Forecast Center and the Arkansas-Red Basin River
Forecast Center.

LMRFC covers the Lower Mississippi, White, Black, and Ouachita
River Basins.

ABRFC covers the lower Arkansas River and its tributaries.


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. Be a Force
of Nature!

To contact us, email Senior Service Hydrologist Tabitha Clarke at
the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Her address is


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