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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
600 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED MARCH 16 THROUGH MARCH 22
AS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
PEACHTREE CITY WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT FLOOD
TOPIC EACH DAY.

THE TOPIC TODAY: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATER RESOURCES

THE NWS HOMEPAGE...WEATHER.GOV...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 PROVIDES A SUITE OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WATER
INFORMATION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND HELPS ENSURE THE
NATIONS ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. SEE WATER.WEATHER.GOV

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.  THE NWS AND NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE ARE COLLABORATING WITH
THE USGS...USACE...FEMA AND OTHER PARTNERS TO DEVELOP THESE
INUNDATION MAPS FOR FLOODING.  SEE
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/INUNDATION.PHP

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER PRECIPITATION FORECASTS:
WPC PROVIDES PRECIPITATION FORECASTS FOR THE ENTIRE U.S....INCLUDING
PUERTO RICO. WPC ALSO ISSUES EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FORECASTS...
SHORT-RANGE DISCUSSIONS ON HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS...AND SNOWFALL AND
FREEZING RAIN PROBABILITIES. SEE WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

NWS RIVER FORECAST CENTERS:
THE NWS HAS A NETWORK OF THIRTEEN RFCS ACROSS THE U.S. THESE RFCS
COLLECT...PROCESS...AND PROVIDE WATER RESOURCE AND RIVER FORECASTS
AND INFORMATION FOR MAJOR RIVER BASINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  SEE
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RFC/RFC.PHP

FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEBSITE
ON THIS PAGE...YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO
BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD. SEE FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

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!

JOIN US TOMORROW ON THE FINAL DAY OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK TO
FIND OUT ABOUT SOME GREAT FLOOD RESOURCES OFFERED BY SEVERAL NWS
PARTNERS!

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