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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
500 AM EDT FRI MAR 15 2019

...National Flood Safety Awareness Week continues with 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 partners.



The US Geological Survey (usgs) is one of the most important

federal partners in the NWS river forecast and warning program.

River gages operated by the USGS provide the basis for NWS

forecasts and warnings. River stage data can be found on the usgs

water watch at:

http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/. Alerts for river stages are

available through the water alert - national water information

system:

http://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/wateralert/.



A significant tool in flood protection for homeowners and

communities is the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Flood

losses are not covered by your homeowners insurance policy, but

are through separate flood insurance as part of the NFIP. Anyone

can purchase national flood insurance if your community

participates in the National Flood Insurance Program. You can get

more information on the National Flood Insurance Program at

http://www.floodsmart.gov.



American Red Cross family disaster plan:

www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family



Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (flash):

flood safety information: www.flash.org/peril_flood.php



Federal Emergency Management Agency (fema):

Safety information: www.ready.gov. Safety kit assembly:

www.ready.gov/build-a-kit 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 Army Corps of Engineers ice jam information:

http://icejams.crrel.usace.army.mil/



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 any of

our partners, or to learn about partners local to your area,

contact your local nws office.



As we wrap up 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 United States a more weather ready nation!

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/



For more information please contact your local nws office or

e-mail hydro.outreach@noaa.gov.


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