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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
900 AM EST TUE JAN 04 2011

TO:       SUBSCRIBERS:  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS...NEWS
                        MEDIA AND OTHER USERS

SUBJECT:  FLOOD STAGE LEVEL RAISED ON THE OCONEE RIVER NEAR PENFIELD
          /PNFG1/ EFFECTIVE JAN 18 2011

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JAN 18 2011 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME
/UTC/...THE FLOOD STAGE LEVEL ON THE OCONEE RIVER NEAR PENFIELD
/PNFG1/ WILL BE RAISED FROM 11 FEET TO 13 FEET.

THIS LOCATION IS A FLOOD ONLY FORECAST POINT WHICH MEANS FORECASTS
AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN THE RIVER LEVEL IS EXPECTED TO RISE
NEAR OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

THE UPGRADED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WERE A DIRECT RESULT OF A FIELD
SURVEY CONDUCTED IN DECEMBER 2009 TO REVIEW FLOODING IMPACTS AND
CUSTOMER FEEDBACK FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE PUBLIC
TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

THE DATA FOR THIS POINT IS PROVIDED BY OUR PARTNER...THE UNITED
STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY /USGS/. WITHOUT THIS CRITICAL DATA...
FORECASTS AND WARNINGS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE PROVIDED AT THIS
LOCATION.  THE USGS WEB SITE IS:

   HTTP://GA.WATER.USGS.GOV

TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER RIVER FORECAST
POINTS /PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:

   HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/FFC

SELECT /RIVER AND LAKES/ UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS. THE ADVANCED
HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE PAGE PROVIDES CURRENT AND FORECAST
RIVER INFORMATION...WARNINGS...GAGE LOCATIONS...IMPACTS...AND
HISTORICAL CREST INFORMATION FOR OVER 100 POINTS IN NORTH AND
CENTRAL GEORGIA.

RIVER FORECAST GUIDANCE FOR THIS POINT AND OTHERS IN GEORGIA ARE
PROVIDED BY THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER. THEIR WEB SITE IS:

   HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SERFC

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:

    KENT D. FRANTZ
    SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
    NWS PEACHTREE CITY GA
    4 FALCON DRIVE
    PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269
    770-486-1133 X 228
    KENT.FRANTZ@NOAA.GOV

OR

    LANS P. ROTHFUSZ
    METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
    NWS PEACHTREE CITY GA
    4 FALCON DRIVE
    PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269
    770-486-1133 X 222
    LANS.ROTHFUSZ@NOAA.GOV

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